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Ward, Benjamin (1926–2002)

  • By: Dorothy Moses Schulz
  • In: Encyclopedia of Race and Crime
  • Edited by: Helen Taylor Greene & Shaun L. Gabbidon
  • Subject:Race, Ethnicity & Crime, Ethnic Studies

Benjamin Ward's route to becoming New York City's first African American police commissioner on January 1, 1984, is more than the traditional story of starting as a police officer and rising to the top job. Along the way he overcame ...

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