The 72nd Police Precinct of Sunset Park has a new commanding officer – Capt. Tommy Ng, the first Chinese American to serve in the position, reports Heather J. Chin of Home Reporter News. He took over the role on July 7 from James Grant, who is now deputy inspector of the 19th Precinct on the Upper East Side.
Ng, 42, is a 17-year veteran of the NYPD and has worked in other neighborhoods with a large Asian population such as Flushing and Bayside, both in Queens. Sunset Park itself is over a quarter Asian.
The Brooklynite is bilingual and came to the U.S. from Hong Kong when he was 16.