NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The first Black female squad commander is now leading the 46th Precinct stationhouse in the Bronx.
Lt. Rennae Francis joined the NYPD as a police cadet in 2007 while she was going to John Jay College of Criminal Justice.READ MORE: NYC Parks Department Asks New Yorkers To Suggest Black Leaders For Park Renaming Project
She later became a police officer.
“I joined the police academy. I had a great time. It was six months of working out and learning the law,” Francis said. “I look back now, 10 years later, I’m like, wow, I cannot believe 10 years ago I was running laps in the gym and now I run a detective squad.”
After immigrating to America from the small island of Dominica at 17-years-old, Lieutenant Rennae Francis joined the #NYPD as a police cadet in 2007. Rennae never imagined that 13 years later she would be the first black female Squad Commander of the 46 Precinct. pic.twitter.com/WZSR2KiU6PREAD MORE: Wife Of Top Cuomo Aide Shows Support On Social Media For Governor's Latest Sexual Harassment Accuser
— Chief Rodney Harrison (@NYPDDetectives) February 5, 2021
Francis immigrated to the United States from the Caribbean island of Dominica when she was 17.
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