Sewell, 49, will replace outgoing NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea.
Here are five things we know about her:
- Sewell previously spent 25 years with the Nassau County Police Department and most recently served as chief of detectives
- She grew up in the Queensbridge Houses in Long Island City, Queens
- She now lives in Valley Stream, but will have to move back into the city
- Sewell loves to cook and host dinner parties for her friends
- Adams says he chose her because she “exudes what it means to be emotionally intelligent.”