Sewell taps former Nassau colleagues for high-ranking NYPD jobs

NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell has quietly hired two colleagues from his former high-ranking cop job in Nassau County — including a well-paid attorney and a seasoned detective, The Post has learned.

Last week, the city’s top cop appointed attorney Nathalie Bell, a former deputy bureau chief for the Nassau County Police Department, as a counselor for an annual salary of $242,116, according to an NYPD spokesperson. .

She also brought in longtime Nassau Det. Bob Galgano, who is now an adviser to the NYPD Police Commissioner, according to his LinkedIn page. The former detective will be paid $210,000 a year in his role as a confidential assistant to the police commissioner, the NYPD has confirmed.

Before Sewell was named to the NYPD’s top spot, she served as Nassau’s Chief of Detectives.

Bell will see a considerable salary increase since the last time she held a government job. In 2019, her last full year with the Nassau Police Department, Bell was paid $111,358, according to payroll records.

The police spokesperson did not respond to questions about how many others were interviewed for the spot or why there was no advertisement for one of the highest-paying positions in the world. NYPD.

The only public mention of Bell’s hiring came from her husband, who posted photos of the swearing-in last week and wrote ‘NYC and NYPD have chosen a total rock star who is going to help clean up NYC’ .

Bell was previously deputy bureau chief with the Nassau County Police Department.
Bell was previously deputy bureau chief with the Nassau County Police Department.
Jon Bell/Facebook
Bell's annual salary at the NYPD will be $242,116.
Bell’s annual salary at the NYPD will be $242,116.
Jon Bell/Facebook

“Besides, when the police commissioner asks you to become his personal lawyer, you don’t say no!” he added.

Bell has spent the past three years working at a law firm with her husband, according to her LinkedIn profile.

She worked in the Nassau Police Department for more than six years after serving as an assistant district attorney in the Queens district attorney’s office for nearly 11 years.

Galgano was brought to the NYPD in April to serve as Sewell’s right-hand man, his LinkedIn page shows.

Former Det.  from Nassau.  Bob Galgano was hired as an adviser to the NYPD Police Commissioner in April.
Former Det. from Nassau. Bob Galgano was hired as an adviser to the NYPD Police Commissioner in April.
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“I have worked with Bob Galgano for many years and appreciate him for his experience, leadership ability, sound judgment and sound advice,” Sewell said of Galgano in a statement.

Additionally, Wendy Garcia, who previously worked as a diversity officer for the City Comptroller’s Office, has been named to succeed Tanya Meisenholder as Deputy Commissioner for Equity and Inclusion, according to a LinkedIn post from the Nassau County Office of Minority Affairs.

No public announcement was made of the appointment of Garcia or Galgano.

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