Ex-NYPD Chief Kelly to Speak as Skeggs Lecturer

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Raymond Kelly, former commissioner of the New York Police Department and a leading expert on national security, will present Youngstown State University’s Skeggs Lecture 7 p.m. April 5 at Stambaugh Auditorium.

The lecture is free and open to the public, but tickets are required and are available at the Stambaugh box office starting Feb. 24.

With 50 years in public service, including 14 years as New York’s police commissioner, Kelly is one of the world’s best-known leaders in law enforcement. Appointed in 2002, he was the longest serving police commissioner in the city’s history. He also served as commissioner from 1992 to 1994.

In 2002, Kelly created the first counterterrorism bureau of any municipal police department in the country. He also established a new global intelligence program and stationed New York detectives in 11 foreign cities.

Kelly is vice chairman of K2 Intelligence after recently serving as president of Cushman & Wakefield’s risk management services division. He also is an ABC News consultant.

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