Monday, November 20, 2017 – New York City Police Department Academy, 130-30 28th Ave., Flushing, NY 11354

Mayor Bill de Blasio, Police Commissioner James O’Neill, NYPD officers and city officials, and NOBLE NY Chapter members, gathered at the New Police Academy in honor of former Police Commissioner Ben Ward. The ceremony celebrated the official opening of the new Police Commissioner Benjamin Ward Memorial Library. Police Commissioner Benjamin Ward was a pioneering member of the NYPD who helped break down racial barriers while emphasizing many of the principles that have served as the foundation for our neighborhood policing philosophy.