The New York Police Department (NYPD) has announced the appointment of a Nigerian, Deputy Inspector Olufunmilo Obe, as the Commander of the 28th Precinct in New York City.  She replaces Deputy Inspector Kevin Williams who has been given a new assignment at the Counterterrorism Bureau.

Deputy Inspector Obe was appointed to the New York City Police Department in February 1994, and began her career on patrol in the 17th Precinct.  She was promoted to Sergeant in December 2000; Lieutenant in July 2005; Captain in September 2008; and Deputy Inspector in June 2012.  Deputy Inspector Obe has served in the Midtown South Precinct, 32, 25, 19 and 34 Precincts; as well as Patrol Borough Manhattan North and Police Service Area 3.

Deputy Inspector Obe holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from City College, and a Master of Public Administration and Government degree from Marist College.

Nigerians heartily congratulates Deputy Inspector Olufunmilo Obe and wishes her more successes at the New York Police Department.

Its really nice to see Nigerians recognized for great things like this internationally.

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