NYPD Chief of Department Terrence Monahan is retiring and will be replaced by Chief of Detectives Rodney Harrison, the Post has learned.
Monahan’s departure after more than three years at the helm of the more than 36,000 large Apple police force could lead to a reshuffle of the department’s top officials.
Bronx-born soldier Monahan, with a tough-as-nails reputation, became the head of the NYPD’s 40th department in 2018.
He joined the force in 1982, and previously worked as an inspector, deputy chief, assistant chief, and was named chief of patrol in 2016 before taking over as the top dog.
The NYPD department heads the highest-ranking uniformed position.
The role will now be taken by Harrison, who became the first black detective of the NYPD in December 2019 after rising through the ranks.
The Jamaican native Harrison joined the force in 1992, began his career at the 114th Precinct in Astoria, and served in the station homes in Brooklyn and the Bronx.
He served as an executive officer at the 47th Precinct and as the commanding officer at the 28th and 32nd Precincts, according to the NYthD.
Harrison served in the department’s internal affairs bureau before becoming head of patrol and most recently as chief of detectives.
Police Commissioner Dermot Shea will remain the top police officer of the department.