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A Latino will lead the New York Police Department.

As of this Monday, the New York Police Department will be led for the first time by a Latin American of American origin, Edward Cabán.


With a career spanning over three decades in the city's police force, Cabán has been serving as the acting commissioner (the highest police chief) since last June, when the former top official, Keechant Sewel, resigned at the end of that month.


The NYPD is the largest police force in the United States and the world in terms of the number of officers. Now, at the age of 55, Cabán will be heading the force, which consists of 36,000 officers. Let's hear from the new chief of the New York Police Department.

Of Puerto Rican origin, Cabán was born and worked in the New York neighborhood of the Bronx. His father served as a detective in the Police Department's Transit Division.


Congressman Adriano Espaillat, of Dominican origin and one of the most recognized Hispanic leaders in New York, tweeted: "Today marks a historic day for our city and a moment of fulfillment for Edward Cabán, as he becomes the first Latino Police Commissioner of New York City."


From now on, Cabán will officially lead a team comprised of around 36,000 officers and 19,000 civilian employees.


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