PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw will resign effective Sept. 22, Mayor Jim Kenney said Tuesday. Outlaw has accepted a position to become Deputy Chief Security Officer for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
“It was my honor and privilege to serve during the administration of Mayor Kenney and alongside every member of the Philadelphia Police Department,” Outlaw said in a statement. “The hard work, resilience and professionalism of our armed forces are truly commendable. Our team has demonstrated incredible adaptability and worked tirelessly to uphold our pillars of organizational excellence, crime prevention and reduction, and community involvement and inclusion, even in times of adversity. The teamwork, innovative thinking and determination of my staff have helped move the department forward, for which I am deeply grateful.”
Outlaw became Philadelphia’s first black woman to head the city’s police departmenton February 10, 2020. She was also the first black woman to lead the Portland, Oregon Police Department.
“Commissioner Outlaw has worked relentlessly for three and a half years during an unprecedented era in our city and a number of crisis situations, and she deserves credit for her commitment to pushing long overdue reforms at the Department, after years of racism and gender discrimination before that. to her appointment,” Kenney said in a press release. “We wish her success in her new role and thank Commissioner Outlaw for her dedication to serving the people of Philadelphia.”
This is a developing story and will be updated.
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