- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 8, 2016

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) - A top lawyer for a Long Island police department is becoming the agency’s first female assistant commissioner.

The Nassau County Police Department said Monday that 40-year-old Tatum Fox has been promoted to assistant commissioner overseeing legal affairs. Newsday reports (https://nwsdy.li/1pcOFhf ) that she will continue to serve as legal counsel to the commissioner.

Fox says her responsibilities will include ensuring compliance, making sure training is appropriate and that policies and procedures evolve over time and meet legal standards.

She’s one of three assistant commissioners - the highest position for a civilian in the department.

Fox joined the police department’s Legal Bureau 10 years ago.

Acting Commissioner Thomas Krumpter called Fox a trailblazer. He says her legal expertise and litigation experience make her a “resource in a very complex environment.”


Information from: Newsday, https://www.newsday.com

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