Chief Demosthenes M. Long, ED.D., J.D., M.A.


Former Assistant Chief of NYPD, Commanding Officer NYPD Police Academy, Former Deputy Commissioner / Undersheriff Westchester County Public Safety Department

Chief Long has 30 years law enforcement experience, including 21 years with The New York City Police Department where he retired as Assistant Chief. His assignments included Commanding Officer, School Safety Division, where he managed 4,600 police officers and school safety agents and administered an operating budget of $133 million. He served as Commanding Officer, Office of Deputy Commissioner Community Affairs where he was responsible for developing, implementing and assessing programs to strengthen police/community relations; Commanding Officer, Police Academy, responsible for providing entry-level, in-service, promotional and executive level training for 53,000 uniform and civilian members of the Department; Executive Officer, Office of the First Deputy Commissioner and Executive Officer, 47th Precinct and also assignment as Supervisor of Patrol for 17 Bronx Precincts, Transit Districts and Housing Police Service Areas.

After retiring from the NYPD he was appointed as First Deputy Commissioner / Undersheriff for the Westchester County Department of Public Safety. Responsibilities include the administrative planning, organization, coordination, execution and control of the fiscal, administrative, support and training functions of the 325 member police department.

He holds a Doctor of Education Degree in Executive Leadership from St. John Fisher College, aJuris Doctor Degree from New York Law School, and Master of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees from John Jay College of Criminal Justice.