Public Affairs Luncheon with NYPD Commissioner James P. O’Neill


The Public Affairs Luncheon Series features speakers who address matters of public interest and importance. The Luncheons also provide a forum for members of the City Bar to network, discuss and provide opinions on these matters. The Luncheons are open to the public.

Commissioner O’Neill discusses the NYPD’s efforts to address and improve public safety and quality-of-life conditions. He shares his vision of joining police and community resources to achieve these goals.

James P. O’Neill was appointed the 43rd Police Commissioner of New York City in September 2016. Commissioner O’Neill grew up in Brooklyn and began his career in 1983 with the then-independent Transit Police Department. He rose to the rank of Lieutenant and, after the 1995 merger with the NYPD, served in many more positions and ranks, including commanding officer of the Central Park, the 25th and the 44th Precincts. He was later promoted to Inspector and then Deputy Chief, and commanded the Vice, Narcotics and Fugitive Enforcement Divisions. In March 2014, he was appointed commanding officer of Police Commissioner William Bratton’s office. There, he developed the NYPD’s Neighborhood Policing Program, which focuses on greater police and community interaction, crime-fighting and local problem-solving.

Sponsoring Association Committee:
The Committee on Senior Lawyers, Doris B. Keeley, Chair, and Barry Bloom, Program Chair