Chief Kenneth E. Corey began his career with the New York City Police Department in 1988 as a cadet. He retired as Chief of Department, where he was responsible for the coordination and management of the agency’s operational bureaus. With an emphasis on neighborhood policing, customer service, and the improved health and wellness of officers, he was committed to delivering a safer New York City.
In his prior assignment as the Chief of Training, he wasresponsible for the creation, delivery and supervision of training programs for police officer recruits, executive and management level employees, new civilian employees and other entry-level personnel, as well as all continuing professional training for the nation’s largest police agency. In this role, he served as an advisor to the Police Commissioner and represented the agency on all training matters, introducing new content and delivery methods. He serves as a board member of the New York State Metropolitan Police Training Council and the New York State Law Enforcement Agency Accreditation Council.
As the Commanding Officer of Patrol Borough Staten Island, Chief Corey was applauded for his community engagement strategies and strengthening relationships between the NYPD and traditionally marginalized communities. Under his leadership, shooting incidents and homicides decreased more than 50%, while major crimes decreased by 11%.
While assigned as the Commanding Officer of the First Deputy Commissioner’s Office, he was responsible for the implementation of the department’s 2015 re-engineering process. He was also entrusted by then Commissioner William J. Bratton with overhauling the department’s investigation of officer involved shootings, which resulted in the creation of the Force Investigation Division.
Chief Corey has commanded the Medical Division, the 76thPrecinct, and the Investigations Units of both the Intelligence Division and Patrol Borough Brooklyn South. He served as the Executive Officer of Patrol Borough Brooklyn South and the 72nd Precinct, and held leadership roles within the Organized Crime Control Bureau. His formative years were spent as a patrol officer in the 70th Precinct.
Since leaving the NYPD, Chief Corey serves as an Executive Advisor at the University of Chicago’s Policing Leadership Academy, helping educate police commanders on strategies to reduce violent crime while improving community engagement and officer morale.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, Chief Corey attended Xaverian High School, earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from Pace University and a Masters of Public Administration degree from Marist College. He is a graduate of the Major Cities Chiefs Association Police Executive Leadership Institute. He is also an Adjunct Professor at St. John’s University.
He currently resides in Staten Island. He and his wife, Barbara, are the proud parents of Morgan and Taylor.