A Nigerian, Olufunmilola Obe has been named as the new commander of the 28th Precinct of the New York Police Department (NYPD) making her one of the highest ranked diasporan police officer in the US.
Obe did not just get this promotion on a platter of gold, she actually worked really hard to earn her promotion.
She attended City College where she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science and a Masters in Public Administration and Government degree from Marist College.
Inspector Obe enrolled in the New York City Police Department in June, 1992 as a Police Cadet assigned to the 24 Precinct.While 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.
- Promoted to Sergeant in December 2000,
- Lieutenant in July 2005,
- Captain in September 2008,
- Deputy Inspector in June 2012.
In recognition of of hard work and dedication to her duties as a police officer, the African community in the New York region paid tribute to her identifying her as a good role model in the American society.