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Welcome to the 2-0’s New Commanding Officer

Jan 9, 2024
Welcome to the 2-0’s New Commanding Officer

We are so pleased to welcome the new Commanding Officer of the 20th Precinct - Deputy Inspector Candida Sullivan – to Lincoln Square and the Upper West Side. Last fall, we had the honor of joining with a handful of Upper West Side leaders at a meeting with the finalists for this important position, and we are thrilled that DI Sullivan was selected.

DI Sullivan holds a BA from Binghamton University and an MBA from Pace University and brings a wealth of experience to this diverse neighborhood, which, like so many, is facing its challenges. Fortunately, crime (see crime stats here: NYPD CompStat 2.0) in the 2-0 and across the city continues to drop. DI Sullivan joined the NYPD almost 20 years ago after 9/11 and has worked her way up the ranks, serving in roles such as a sergeant in the North Bronx and a lieutenant in Washington Heights. During this time, she also encouraged a more diverse NYPD as she recruited Asian-American female officers. She joins the Upper West Side team after almost two years as the commanding officer of NYCHA’s Police Service Area 9 in Queens. For more information about DI Sullivan, check out this recent piece in the West Side Rag.

Since its establishment in 1996, one of the Lincoln Square Business Improvement District’s main goals has been to ensure that the district remains safe, in addition to being clean, beautiful, and welcoming. In order to do so, the BID contracts a team of public safety officers who act as ambassadors and regularly patrol the neighborhood, working closely with the NYPD and many City partners on all quality of life matters. We have a long history of working alongside the 2-0 and look forward to working closely with DI Sullivan. The 2-0 is one of the best precincts in the city, and while we were sorry to say goodbye to DI Zuber (who is now the commanding officer at the 19th Precinct), we are confident that the 2-0 is in good hands, and expect that DI Sullivan will be a strong leader and a role model for those under her command.

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