Outgoing Police Commissioner Says He Looks Forward To Challenge

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Soon-to-step-down New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly will be going to work for the Greater Talent Network as a public speaker.

Kelly said in a statement released by the network Monday that he was looking forward to the challenge.

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Kelly has held the post since 2002 under Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Under his watch, crime has dropped and the city avoided a terror attack. But minorities say they felt targeted by some policies.

The Greater Talent Network’s speakers’ bureau is home to authors Sebastian Junger and Nicholas Sparks, as well as former NATO commander Gen. Wesley Clark and former National Security adviser Tom Donilon.

Kelly’s speaker’s fee was not disclosed.

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William Bratton takes over the NYPD Jan. 1. He was chosen by mayor-elect Bill de Blasio, and served previously under former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani.

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