CCRB ANNOUNCES APPONTMENT OF KEVIN JEMMOTT TO THE BOARD
NEW YORK – The New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) announced the Mayoral appointment of Kevin Jemmott to the board. Mr. Jemmott is Mayor Adams’ first CCRB appointee.
Kevin Jemmott is a lifelong New Yorker who is a long serving and dedicated member of his Queens community. Mr. Jemmott has been part of the Cambria Heights Civic Association for decades and served both as Vice President and President. While leading the Cambria Heights Civic Association, he advocated for, and achieved investment in, local schools and zoning changes to benefit the community. Mr. Jemmott received a bachelor’s degree from SUNY and a Master’s degree from Polytechnic University.
“Public safety and justice are the prerequisites to prosperity, which is why the CCRB is vital to creating a safer, more just city,” said New York City Mayor Eric Adams. “Kevin is a lifelong New Yorker who has always been committed to serving his community. We welcome him to the CCRB.”
“We are excited to welcome Kevin Jemmott to the Civilian Complaint Review Board,” said Interim Chair Arva Rice. “We are lucky to have another dedicated New Yorker to serve the City and I look forward to learning from his unique perspective and expertise as we work toward greater police accountability.”
“I am excited to continue serving my community and the City of New York at large as a CCRB Board Member,” said Board Member Kevin Jemmott. “I plan to bring a balanced and unbiased perspective to the board and as we improve accountability, I believe we will improve police community relations. New Yorkers need officers to do the job the right way.”
Kevin Jemmott’s bio on the CCRB website:
“Kevin Jemmott is a lifelong New Yorker and Queens resident with extensive experience in communications, technology, and civic engagement. Mr. Jemmott has been part of the Cambria Heights Civic Association for decades where he served both as Vice President and President. While leading the Association, he advocated for, and achieved investment in many community initiatives, namely education and zoning changes. Mr. Jemmott believed investment in the local Cambria Heights economy to be a priority, as well as the regulation of overdevelopment and building of illegal residences. Under his oversite, the Cambria Heights Civic Association furnished numerous college scholarships for local students and negotiated improvements in local schools. Mr. Jemmott also utilized his expertise from his career in technology to better the community when he designed Townsunited.org, a website that, for years, connected the numerous civic and community groups in Eastern Queens.
Mr. Jemmott received a bachelor’s degree from SUNY and a master’s degree from Polytechnic University.”
About the New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board.
The CCRB is an independent agency that is empowered to receive, investigate, mediate, hear, make findings, and recommend action on complaints against New York City police officers alleging the use of excessive or unnecessary force, abuse of authority, discourtesy, or the use of offensive language. The Board’s investigative staff, composed entirely of civilian employees, conducts investigations in an impartial fashion. The Board has 15 members who must all live in the city and reflect the diversity of the city. This 15-member Board governs the CCRB, with five seats appointed by the Mayor, five appointed by the NYC City Council, three designated by the Police Commissioner and appointed by the Mayor, one appointed by the Public Advocate, and the Chair, who is jointly appointed by the Mayor and City Council Speaker. No member of the board may have a law enforcement background, other than those designated by the police commissioner, and none may be public employees or serve in public office.
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