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An officer who already made history last year is set to rise up to the rank of full inspector in an NYPD ceremony next week, making the Jewish community proud.

NYPD Deputy Inspector Richie Taylor, a resident of Flatbush, is being promoted to Full Inspector in an NYPD ceremony next week. Last year, Taylor made history upon his promotion to Deputy inspector as the highest-ranking yarmulka-wearing officer in NYPD history.

Source: (Reuvain Borchardt/Hamodia)

Before becoming a police officer, Taylor, who continues making a Kiddush Hashem each day was a New York State Emergency Medical Technical and a member of Hatzalah. He responded to the World Trade Center on 9/11, arriving before the towers collapsed. At the age of 15, he started as a Police Explorer in the 61st Precinct, and in 2005 he was sworn in as a Police Officer. He was promoted to Sergeant in 2010, Lieutenant in 2014, Captain in 2016, and Deputy Inspector in 2020.

Taylor was previously the Commanding Officer of the Manhattan South Investigations Unit, and he has served in over 10 Commands including the 1st Precinct, the 61st Precinct, the 63rd Precinct, the 67th Precinct, the 88th Precinct, Police Service Area-1 in Brooklyn South, Police Service Area-5 in East Harlem, Patrol Borough Brooklyn South, Patrol Borough Manhattan South, the Manhattan South Investigations Unit, the Community Affairs Bureau and the Office of the Chief of Community Affairs at Police Headquarters. He was also assigned to the Office of Emergency Management during Hurricane Sandy.

Deputy Inspector Taylor has been recognized and honored by the NYPD on numerous occasions and was the recipient of the September 2016, 61st Precinct Cop of the Month Award for effecting a firearm arrest while soloing.

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