PICTURES: Nigerian woman becomes first African made police Inspector in New York
It's an old news, but I still celebrate this woman for making us proud! Olufunmilola F. Obe was the Deputy Inspector of police in New York (NYPD), but now she has been promoted to the rank of Inspector.
Obe began her career with the New York City Police Department in June, 1992 as a Cadet assigned to the 24 Precinct. In February 1994, she was sworn in as a New York City police officer and assigned to the 17 Precinct.
She has also served at the 19 and 50 Precincts, as well as the Property Clerk Division. She was promoted to Sergeant in December 2000, Lieutenant in July 2005, Captain in September 2008, and Deputy Inspector in June 2012.
Currently the Commanding Officer at the 28 Precinct, Obe has also commanded Police Service Area B. She also served as Executive Officer of the 19, 25 and 34 Precincts.
Inspector Obe holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from The City College of New York and a Master of Public Administration from Marist College. She is a 2014 graduate of the Police Management Institute at Columbia University.
Obe has been married for 19 years, and togethe with her husband Peter, she has three children, Ayodele, Tola and Timi.