Mayor Eric Adams named Edward A. Caban as the 46th commissioner of the New York Police Department. Mr. Caban, makes history as the first Latino of the NYPD which was founded in 1845.

He began climbing the NYPD ranks in 1994 with a promotion to Sergeant. After several supervisory assignments in the Bronx and northern Manhattan, he was promoted to Lieutenant in 1999. Commissioner Caban entered the executive ranks in 2005 with a promotion to Captain. He served as the Executive Officer of the 23 Precinct in East Harlem before being chosen to lead the 25 Precinct as its Commanding Officer in 2006. He was promoted to Deputy Inspector in 2008, and served as the Adjutant of Patrol Borough Brooklyn North, where he oversaw many public-safety programs. He was promoted to Inspector in 2015.

In 2022, Caban became the NYPD’s First Deputy Commissioner, leading a broad range of agency functions according to the strategic vision of the Police Commissioner, including: policy development, personnel management, recruit and in-service training, and overall supervision of the department’s discipline system. He was designated the Acting Police Commissioner of the City of New York by Mayor Eric Adams on July 1, 2023.

Commissioner Caban holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from St. John’s University. His father, Juan, was a New York City Transit Police Detective, who also served as the President of the Transit Police Hispanic Society. Born: 1967 (age 55 years), The Bronx, New York, NY

The NYPD was established in 1845, and today, is responsible for policing an 8.5-million-person city, by performing a wide variety of public safety, law enforcement, traffic management, counterterror, and emergency response roles. In the past 25 years, the department has achieved spectacular declines in both violent and property crime, ensuring that New York City has the lowest overall rate of major crimes in the 25 largest cities in the country.

The NYPD is divided into major bureaus for enforcement, investigations, and administration. It has 77 patrol precincts with patrol officers and detectives covering the entire city. The department also has 12 transit districts to police the subway system and its nearly six-million daily riders, and nine police service areas (PSAs) to patrol the city’s public housing developments, which are home to more than 400,000 residents. Additionally, uniformed civilians serve as traffic safety agents on the city’s busy streets and highways, and as school safety agents, protecting public schools and the over-a-million students who attend them.