NYPD Chief of Department Rodney Harrison — the pressure’s highest-ranking uniformed officer — will retire on the finish of this yr.
Commissioner Dermot Shea introduced Harrison’s retirement Thursday morning, saying he’ll step down Dec. 30 after 30 years on the pressure.
He ascended swiftly in recent times, turning into chief of patrol in Jan. 2018, chief of detectives in Dec. 2019 and chief of division simply 10 months in the past.
His spouse is a retired NYPD lieutenant, and two of their daughters not too long ago turned patrol officers.
Harrison turns into the second chief of division to retire this yr, after Terence Monahan took a public-safety advisory position with the town final February.
The highest ranks of the division are due for an additional imminent shakeup, with Mayor-Elect Eric Adams anticipated to announce his alternative for police commissioner within the coming days.