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Two African-American Women Make History As Top Cops In Brooklyn Precinct

08/19/2011 3:34 pm 0 comments

Source: John Doyle / New York Daily News

Deputy Inspector Juanita Holmes and Capt. Vanessa Kight are a crime-busting duo making NYPD her-story.

For the fist time in the annals of the 166-year-old police force, two black women are the top cops in command of a city precinct.

“When I got the call, I was really quite surprised to learn I was making history. I was just looking for someone to do the job,” Holmes said of Kight’s appointment. “I’m very grateful to have her.”

Holmes, one of just three African-American female deputy inspectors on the force, was made commander of the 81st Precinct stationhouse in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, a year ago. She celebrated her 24th anniversary with the NYPD yesterday.

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