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Commissioner Kelly Reflects On Career With NYPD

Police Commissioner (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Police Commissioner (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — With just days until Ray Kelly ends his 50-year career in law enforcement, the commissioner of the New York Police Department is not being shy about his department’s successes during his time in leadership.

“A dramatic reduction in crime, particularly murders and shootings.  The fact that we haven’t had a successful terrorist event here in the 12 years or since 9/11,” Kelly said were some of his proudest accomplishments.

Kelly has served as commissioner twice, this most recent run lasting 12 years, 1010 WINS’ Juliet Papa reported Monday.

Looking toward the future, Kelly is expected to go on the lecture circuit to discuss urban policing, where he says technology will continue to play a big role.

Kelly will also be joining the Council on Foreign Relations with his expertise in counter-terrorism and cybercrime, Papa reported.

And as one of his final acts before leaving the position, Kelly will go where it all began — the police academy, where he will preside over a class graduation ceremony.

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