Historic Changes At NYPD As Two Women Lead a Bureau For First Time

(Daily News) The NYPD is making herstory, with two uniformed women running a bureau for the first time.

Assistant Chief Kim Royster, head of the candidate assessment division, has been tapped as the executive officer — second in command — at the Community Affairs Bureau.

Royster, 54, is replacing a retiring male chief and will answer to the commanding officer, Chief Joanne Jaffe, the highest-ranking uniformed woman on the force. Royster will assume her new position Tuesday.

“We’ve come a long way as a Police Department. We’ve come a long way as a society,” Chief Jaffe said.

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