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Scott A. Shanley, deputy chief, NYPD


Deputy Chief Shanley is a 34-year veteran of the NYPD, currently assigned as the Commanding Officer of the Counterterrorism Bureau's Critical Response Command. The Critical Response Command is comprised of 525 highly trained and equipped officers assigned to proactively deploy to locations such as critical infrastructure, iconic locations, mass transit facilities and other locations identified as possible terror targets throughout New York City.  This deployment is designed to prevent, deter, detect or disrupt and mitigate terrorist attacks. Prior to this assignment Chief Shanley served as the Commanding Officer of the Transit Bureau's Counterterrorism unit, where he was responsible to coordinate all Transit Counterterrorism operations. He commanded the 30th and 104th Precincts during which he achieved a 40% decrease in overall crime.


Deputy Chief Shanley has received over 30 medals for excellence, meritorious duty, community service and two unit citations.  Over his career he has commanded auto crime units, high- impact crime zone, Narcotics Unit and the first Borough BLAST Unit which eventually became City-wide and was the predecessor of the Grand Larceny Bureau. This unit was cited by Commissioner Kelly as one of the department's successful achievements of the year. Deputy Chief Shanley earned a bachelor's degree in political science from Gettysburg College, a graduate certificate in police management from Columbia University's Police Management Institute, a graduate certificate in Homeland Security from the Naval Post Graduate School, and a certificate in Sport Security Management from the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security.  He is also a member of the European Union-U.S. Special Event and High-Risk Security Group along with being an executive member of the Mass Transit Northeast Coordinator Security and Intelligence coalition.

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