Richard Neal (police officer)

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Richard Neal (born March,11 1940) served as Police Commissioner of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from 1992 to 1998.[1][2]


After serving 36 years on the Philadelphia police force (including six years as Commissioner), Neal resigned under political pressure.[1] He was replaced by John Timoney, former first deputy commissioner in New York City. Neal was subsequently hired as a security consultant by Drexel University and the Penn's Landing Corporation, a Philadelphia development group.[2]


  1. ^ a b "National News Briefs; Police Commissioner In Philadelphia Resigns". The New York Times. 1998-02-13. Retrieved 2009-10-24. 
  2. ^ a b Ayres, Jr., B. Drummond (1998-02-19). "Former New York Official To Lead Philadelphia Police Force". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-10-24. 
Police appointments
Preceded by
Willie L. Williams
Commissioner of Philadelphia Police Department
Succeeded by
John Timoney