According to reports, three outstanding lady police officers are on the shortlist of newly elected New York City mayor Eric Adams as the next chief of police in the Big Apple.
Sources said Adams is reportedly choosing between former Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best, Philadelphia top cop Danielle Outlaw and former Newark Police Chief Ivonne Roman as the new top cop of NYPD.
Outlaw has an outstanding police record as she is the first black woman to be named police commissioner of the Philadelphia Police Department, the fourth largest police force in the county, last year.
She also served as the chief of Portland Police from October 2017 to December 2019 and started her career in law enforcement at the Oakland Police Department in California, where she worked for 20 years.
Like Outlaw, Best also had a great police record since hed a 28-year career with the Seattle Police Department, a small force of just only 1,400 uniformed officers, before she retired last year as police chief — a top position she held for only a few tumultuous months.
Roman on the other hand retired from the Newark Police Department, New Jersey’s largest police agency, in 2020 after 25 years and her name has been in the mix to take over the Columbus Police Department in Ohio earlier this year.
She was a key player in negotiating the consent decree — a legally binding set of reforms — between the Brick City police department and the Justice Department.
The former police executive co-founded the 30×30 Initiative, along with the Policing Project, to increase the representation of women in police forces across the country.