NYPD Commissioner Kelly to Join Council on Foreign Relations

By New York News Network
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has joked that after December 31, when his mayoral term ends, he will be unemployed.

By contrast, New York Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly in an interview with New York Magazine indicated he would not exactly be unemployed or retiring.

Now we know what Commissioner Kelly will be doing January 2014.

Yesterday, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) announced in a press release that he will join the CFR as a distinguished visiting fellow.

Commissioner Kelly will start his fellowship in early January and will work out of the CFR headquarters in New York. According to CFR, he will be concentrating on “counterterrorism, cybersecurity, and other national security issues.”

“Ray Kelly spearheaded the modernization of the New York Police Department. The result is that crime is down and the NYPD’s counterterrorism capabilities are second to none. We are excited and proud to have his experience, expertise, and judgment at the Council,” said CFR President Richard N. Haass.

According to its website, the CFR has a membership of nearly 4,700 people. The CFR’s think tank” named “The David Rockefeller Studies Program,” has eighty full-time and adjunct fellows.

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