Chief Theresa C. Tobin

Chief of Interagency Operations, New York City Police Department

Chief Theresa C. Tobin joined the New York City Police Department in July 1983, and began her career on patrol in the 113 Precinct, located in South Jamaica, Queens.  She was promoted through the ranks to her current title of Chief of Interagency Operations in February, 2021.  Chief Tobin has also commanded the Personnel Bureau’s Staff Services Section, the Office of Collaborative Policing, and the Chief of Department’s Behavioral Health Division.  She has served as the Executive Officer of the 1, 10 and 13 Precincts.

During her career, Chief Tobin has received numerous honors and medals including the NYPD’s Medal of Valor and a Special Congressional Recognition in honor of her heroism, bravery and sacrifice during the tumultuous events of September 11, 2001.

Chief Tobin earned a Ph.D. and Master of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from the State University of New York at Albany; a Master of Social Work from Fordham University; and a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology/Social Work from Marist College. Chief Tobin is also a 1997 graduate of the FBI Academy at Quantico, Virginia, a 2006 graduate of the Police Management Institute at Columbia University, and a graduate of Harvard University’s Senior Executives in State and Local Government Program.  She has been a New York State Licensed Social Worker since 1985.  Chief Tobin has been a dedicated Peer Support Officer for POPPA since January 2001, and serves as an adjunct professor at Molloy and Marist Colleges. A member of numerous fraternal organizations, Chief Tobin has served as the president of the American Academy for Professional Law Enforcement and has also served as the NYPD’s representative on the New York City Mayor’s Commission on Women’s Issues.

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