Raymond Walter Kelly born September 4 1941 is the current Commissioner of the New York City Police Department (NYPD) and the first person to hold the post for two non-consecutive tenures. Commissioner Kelly has spent 43 years in the NYPD according to their official site serving in 25 different commands and as Police Commissioner from 1992 to 1994 and 2002–present. During his tenure with the NYPD Raymond Kelly held most of the department's ranks except for the Three-Star Bureau Chief Chief of Department or Deputy Commissioner. He was promoted directly from Two-Star Chief to First Deputy Commissioner in 1990. After his handling of the World Trade Center bombing in 1993 Commissioner Kelly was mentioned for the first time as a possible candidate for FBI Director. After Kelly turned down the position Louis Freeh was appointed. In March 2011 New York Senator Charles Schumer publicly recommended Kelly to become the next Director of the FBI.
The New York City Police Department (NYPD) established in 1845 is currently the largest municipal police force in the United States with primary responsibilities for law enforcement and investigation within the five boroughs of New York City. The NYPD is one of the oldest police departments established in the United States tracing its roots back to the first Dutch eight man night watch in 1625 when New York City was New Amsterdam. The NYPD has its headquarters at One Police Plaza in Lower Manhattan New York City.