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NYPD Holds Promotions Ceremony

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The New York City Police Department held a promotions ceremony Tuesday to honor officers rising through the ranks of the department.

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly congratulated an auditorium full of officers on their work.

He praised them for the work they do in communities around the city.

"On behalf of the department, I want to thank you for your efforts day in and day out to protect our city from crime and terrorism, to build collaborative relationships with the people that we serve, and to keep this incredibly complex organization running smoothly in every aspect of our mission," Kelly said.

In a post-ceremony press conference, Kelly said that he's working on a transition team to help whoever Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio chooses to be the next police commissioner.

An officer promoted during a separate ceremony is a familiar face to many.

Larry DePrimo, who last year became an internet sensation because of his kindness, was promoted to detective.

DePrimo shot to fame after he saw a homeless man in Times Square without any shoes and bought him a pair of boots.

A tourist snapped a picture of the act, which went viral after the NYPD posted it on Facebook.

DePrimo was rewarded for his good deed with a pair of gold cufflinks from the department.

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