October 20, 2022
An Open Engagement with the NYC Police Commissioner on Issues of Our Times
Today, New York City Police Commissioner Keechant L. Sewell is launching “Ask the PC,” a major initiative for meaningful dialogue on issues of law enforcement and public safety. Each week, starting immediately, readers will submit questions for the commissioner on the NYPD’s Instagram page, @NYPD. The first woman to lead the nation’s largest police department is looking forward to producing candid video responses to questions from community members.
Over the course of time, the collective give-and-take will reveal more about the 45th New York City Police Commissioner’s views on a range of important current issues. It will also create a regular channel for thoughtful communications designed to deepen understanding between the public and the police at a pivotal moment for New York.
“New Yorkers are passionate, curious, and they are our greatest partners in ensuring community safety,” said Commissioner Sewell. “They deserve answers to any questions that come up, and I welcome this new opportunity to connect with them. Nothing is more fundamentally human than talking to each other and sharing ideas.”
“Ask the computer,” will facilitate ongoing dialogue.
Today, the NYPD launched the initial conversation. The department has positioned its Instagram Story feature to receive all questions from the public. As part of this interactive experience, followers of the NYPD’s Twitter and Facebook accounts will see posts directing them to the NYPD’s Instagram page – if they want to participate in “Ask the Computer.”