Teenager Beyonce Dennis Wins “Top Cop” Position as Police Commissioner


Beyonce Dennis is sworn in as Police Commissioner For A Day by Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill. Over 140 youngsters are assigned for the day to deputy commissioners, police chiefs, borough commanders and precinct captains throughout the five boroughs. Essay contest winner Beyonce Dennis will accompany Commissioner O’Neill on his official police duties.

Charles Stillman, PAL Board member, will participate in the ceremony.    


DATE/TIME:              Wednesday, June 12, 2019 / 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.        

                                    Swearing-in Ceremony


PLACE:                      Police Headquarters / Auditorium

One Police Plaza / Manhattan


After the swearing-in ceremony, the newest members of the police department proceed to their respective commands at Police Headquarters and at local precincts throughout the five boroughs. They will also tour the Highway and Harbor Patrols, the Mounted Police and the Canine, Aviation and Emergency Service Units.

Police Commissioner For A Day is a city-wide essay contest organized annually by the Police Athletic League. Contestants write essays about programs they would implement to improve the city, if they were the Police Commissioner. The question posed by the Police Commissioner for the 2019 contest is: “What do you see as the most critical issue in your neighborhood that you would like to address as Police Commissioner for a Day? What ideas do you have to address this critical issue?”

New York City’s Police Athletic League is the first and finest civilian-run PAL in the country. Founded in 1914, PAL has served the city’s young people for over 100 years.  PAL provides recreational, educational, cultural and social activities to 30,000 boys and girls annually.  It is also the city’s largest, independent, nonprofit youth organization.  For more information, please visit www.palnyc.org.

 CONTACT:     Andrea Kotuk/Andrea & Associates/(212) 353-9585