Captain Tania Kinsella keeping Staten Island safe

Tania Kinsella stands out among the NYPD not only being a so-called minority in the police force but also for her achievements.

In late 2016, Kinsella was promoted from lieutenant to captain on Staten Island, marking her as one of the few Black female higher-ups in the borough.

“I felt great,” she said. “I worked extremely hard to get here. I failed my first captain exam, and then I had the next one and passed. I was very proud.”

Growing up, Kinsella never had thoughts of being a cop. She attended John Jay College and after speaking with a law enforcement representative, decided to sign up during a career fair. It was then that the road to her career as a police officer began.

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