Acting Chief Brown (R) with Chief McManus at Retirement Party
Acting Chief Brown (R) with Chief McManus at Retirement Party
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This morning, RIOC announced the appointment of Kevin Brown as its Public Safety Department Chief. Brown is a popular choice in the community where he's become respected for his role as retired Chief Jack McManus's second in command. Here is the full text of the announcement:

The Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RIOC) has selected Kevin Brown as Chief of the Public Safety Department (PSD) on Roosevelt Island. Chief Brown had been serving as Acting Chief since previous PSD Chief Jack McManus left earlier this year, and as Deputy Chief of PSD for three years before that.

“I am delighted to have an accomplished law enforcement professional of Chief Brown’s character leading the Public Safety Department,” said Susan Rosenthal, President and CEO of RIOC. “He was the best choice to continue the successful community policing programs first implemented by Chief McManus.”

Before joining PSD, Chief Brown held a variety of leadership positions during a thirty-two-year career in the New York Police Department (NYPD), including serving in the Special Operations Division during the September 11th tragedy. “I am honored to have been selected for such an important position,” said Chief Brown. “I have had the privilege of being here to witness the tradition of cooperation and respect that exists between PSD and the community. I intend on doing everything in my power to give the fine men and women of PSD everything they need to continue to uphold Roosevelt Island’s reputation as one of the safest neighborhoods in New York City.”