According to media reports, NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell still resides on Long Island and has no immediate plans to relocate to the city, which is fine with Mayor Adams.
Unless a waiver is granted, the police commissioner usually has around 90 days to relocate to the five boroughs, as previous top cops Dermot Shea and James O’Neill did.
However, due to a COVID-19 executive order signed by former Mayor de Blasio in March 2020, the residence requirement for the law enforcement commander has been suspended.
Mayor Adams, who has campaigned for removing pandemic limitations, has yet to reinstate the residency requirement.
“She’s in full compliance,” Adams said.
“The rules are clear,” Adams added.
During his mayoral campaign, Adams favored a provision requiring cops to live within municipal limits.
He would not say if he reinstated the rule for Sewell.
“She is 100 % in compliance, and I don’t know why people are acting like she’s not,” he said.
Sewell’s supporters claim she would have moved sooner if she had to, and she has instead concentrated on taking over the nation’s largest police department after Adams hired her from her previous job as chief of detectives for the Nassau County Police Department.