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New Rochelle Starts National Search For 'Experienced' Police Commissioner

New Rochelle Police Commissioner Patrick Carroll addressing his department.
New Rochelle Police Commissioner Patrick Carroll addressing his department. Photo Credit: Contributed

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. - With New Rochelle Police Commissioner Patrick Carroll announcing his intention to retire after more than two decades serving the city, officials have launched a national search for his successor.

This week, officials announced that the national search has begun as they search for an “experienced leader in law enforcement” to be the next police commissioner.

Officials said that candidates must have 10 years of experience and “demonstrated performance as a law enforcement executive, administering progressive policing policies for diverse organizations and communities.” Candidates should also have a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Public Administration or a similar field. Master degrees are preferred.

The Police Commissioner “should foster an excellent culture and environment within the department that adheres to the law, advances community engagement, implements best practices, supports innovation and technology, respects diversity, and demonstrates accountability,” City Manager Charles B. Strome stated.

“The Police Commissioner is responsible for leading a superior department, comprised of men and women who are dedicated professionals and who represent each segment of our community,” he added. “Our new Commissioner will continue the department’s mission to provide quality police service that merits the public’s trust and ensures the overall success and general welfare of our community.”

Interested candidates should apply by sending a resume, cover letter with major accomplishments and salary history to Omar Small, Deputy City Manager and HR Director at, with the subject line: “Police Commissioner.” The deadline to apply is Friday, Oct. 27, 2017.

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