Dermot F. Shea

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Dermot F. Shea
44th Police Commissioner of New York City
Assuming office
December 1, 2019
MayorBill de Blasio
SucceedingJames P. O'Neill
NYPD Chief of Detectives
Personal details
Alma materState University of New York at Oneonta

Dermot Francis Shea is an American police officer and administrator who is scheduled to be appointed New York City Police Commissioner on Dec. 1, 2019, at a ceremony to be held at 1 Police Plaza in New York City.


Dermot started his career in law enforcement with his appointment to the New York City Police Academy in late 1990. After successful completion he was sworn in a patrolman in April 1991 to serve the citizens of the south Bronx.

in April 2014 he was appointed by then Commissioner William Bratton to Deputy Commissioner of Operations. At this capacity he would serve to improve the department's strategies and tactics for reducing crime and solving concerns of the diverse communities of New York City. Prior to this appointment he had been a Chief commanding the Office of the Deputy Commissioner for Operations. He also commanded the 44th and 50th precincts and the Patrol Borough Bronx Anti-Crime Unit.[1]

On November 4th, 2019 is was publicly announced that Dermot F. Shea would become the 44th Commissioner of the NYPD.


Shea holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Economics from the State University of New York at Oneonta, and is a 1986 graduate of Xavier High School, NYC.

Dates of Rank[edit]

Sworn in as a Patrolman - 1991
NYPD Sergeant Stripes.svg Promoted to Sergeant - 1995
US-O1 insignia.svg Promoted to Lieutenant - 1999
Captain insignia gold.svg Promoted to Captain - 2000
US-O4 insignia.svg Promoted to Deputy Inspector - 2001
Colonel Gold.png Promoted to Inspector - 2003
1 Gold Star.svg Promoted to Deputy Chief - 2012
3 Gold Stars.svg Deputy Commissioner of Operations - 2014
3 Gold Stars.svg Promoted to Chief of Detectives - 2018
5 Gold Stars.svg Appointee to New York City Police Commissioner - December 1, 2019


  1. ^ (Mark Toor) (April 7, 2014). "2 Chiefs, 3 Commanders Among 93 P.D. Moves". The Chief. Retrieved November 5, 2019.
Police appointments
Preceded by
James P. O'Neill
New York City Police Commissioner