PHOTO: Nigerian Appointed as Police Inspector in New York


New York Police Department recently announced the promotion of Deputy Inspector Olufunmilola F. Obe to the rank of Inspector.

When her promotion was announced, there was drum rolls especially among the Nigerians and Africans who were present at the event.

Inspector Obe started her career with the New York City Police Department in June, 1992 as a Police Cadet assigned to the 24 Precinct.

In February 1994, she was sworn in as a New York City police officer and assigned to the 17 Precinct. She has also served at the 19 and 50 Precincts, as well as the Property Clerk Division.

She was promoted to Sergeant in December 2000, Lieutenant in July 2005, Captain in September 2008, and Deputy Inspector in June 2012.

Inspector Obe is currently the Commanding Officer at the 28 Precinct, Inspector Obe has also commanded Police Service Area B. She also served as Executive Officer of the 19, 25 and 34 Precincts.

She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from The City College of New York and a Master of Public Administration from Marist College. She is also a 2014 graduate of the Police Management Institute at Columbia University.

Inspector Obe has been married to her husband, Peter, for 19 years, and they have three children, Ayodele, Tola and Timi.

Another Nigerian Shola Olatoye is also the chairman of the New York City Housing Authority.

Ms Olatoye, 39, a former HSBC Bank vice president and senior community development manager, was the vice president and New York market leader for Enterprise Community Partners, a national non-profit organisation.


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