This Nigerian Woman Is The First African Ever To Be An Inspector In The New York Police Department!


January 8, 2016
We have Nigerians and people of Nigerian descent who continue to do us proud and represent us well in different facets of life in the diaspora. Now, there’s a new addition to the Nigerians in the Diaspora Hall of Fame! Her name is Olufunmilayo Obe.

The former Deputy Inspector has been promoted to the post of Inspector, by the New York Police Department, in the U.S. She’s the first ever African to be promoted to such position in the history of the NYPD!

Olufunmilayo Obe began her career with the NYPD in June, 1992 as a Police Cadet and was sworn in as a New York City police officer in February 1994. She was promoted to Sergeant in December 2000, Lieutenant in July 2005, Captain in September 2008, and Deputy Inspector in June 2012.

She holds a BSc. degree in Computer Science from the City College of New York and a Master of Public Administration from Marist College. She’s also a graduate of the Police Management Institute at Columbia University.

She is married, with three kids.

Inspector Obe is only two grades away from being the Chief of Police! We wish her the very best in her career!

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