Philip Banks

De Blasio names Bill Bratton next NYPD commissioner
De Blasio names Bill Bratton next NYPD commissioner
Politics Maggie Hayes 12/05/2013 at 11:49AM

In a much anticipated move, mayor-elect Bill de Blasio named Bill Bratton as the city’s top cop  on Thursday, promising to “heal the wounds” caused by stop-and-frisk. “He has combined the best of tradition and the best of innovation in an extraordinary career of achievement,” de Blasio said. This is Bratton’s second run as commissioner, [...]

Queens officer Philip Banks named as NYPD’s new Chief of Department
Queens officer Philip Banks named as NYPD’s new Chief of Department
Police Maggie Hayes 4/02/2013 at 3:18PM

A Queens officer has risen in the ranks of the NYPD, and has found himself at the very top. Philip Banks of St. Albans was appointed as the Police Department’s new Chief of Department. The 26-year veteran and current Chief of Community Affairs was officially installed as the NYPD’s highest ranking uniformed officer at a [...]