Joseph Riley

Joseph Riley Joseph-Riley

Age: 56

Place of birth: Brooklyn, NY

Where you live: Westchester County, NY

Job Description: Deputy Chief, New York City Police Department.

Why I chose this career: To have a career in public service in which I make a difference.

The proudest moment of my career: Seeing the faces of my family when I was promoted to Deputy Chief.

I celebrate my Irish heritage by: Attending events highlighting the significant contributions Irish- Americans have made to public service and law enforcement.


Deputy Chief Joseph R. Riley was appointed to the New York City Police Department in September 1980, and began his career on patrol in the 77 Precinct. He was promoted to Sergeant in November 1985; Lieutenant in June 1989; Captain in January 1992; Deputy Inspector in December 1998; and Inspector in March 2001. He has served in the 5, 46, 61, 67, 70, and 73 Precincts, as well as Midtown Precinct South, the Office of the Deputy Commissioner of Community Affairs, the Office of the Deputy

Commissioner of Management and Budget, Patrol Borough Manhattan South, Detective Borough Bronx, the Police Cadet Corps, the Administrative Services Division, and the Building Maintenance Section. Deputy Chief Riley is currently the Executive Officer of Patrol Borough Manhattan North. He has also served as the Executive Officer and Adjutant of Patrol Borough Manhattan South. He has served as Commanding Officer of the Office of the Deputy Commissioner of Management and Budget, and also served as the Detective Borough Bronx Operations Commander. In addition, he also commanded the Building Maintenance Section and the Administrative Services Division and served as the Executive Officer of the 5 and Midtown South Precincts, as well as the Administrative Services Division. Deputy Chief Riley holds a Master of Science degree in Instructional Technology from the New York Institute of Technology, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Science from Long Island University. He is also a 1997 graduate of the Police Management Institute at Columbia University. Deputy Chief Riley has been married to his wife, Luise, for 26 years, and they have two children, Joseph and Julia.

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