NYPD Chief of Training Juanita Holmes kicks off 'In Focus' for a conversation around women empowering women.
Born in Brooklyn and raised in Queens, Holmes joined the department in 1987.
As one of the highest-ranking women in the department, Holmes discusses what it’s like to be the first uniformed Black woman in charge of training, her critical role in the new neighborhood safety team and what went into the training for these officers.
As the first woman appointed to Chief of Patrol in the NYPD, Holmes talks about women in leadership when she joined the force compared to today, how Keechant Sewell is making history as the first African American woman police commissioner and what that changes about the dynamics for women on the force.
She discusses how to fight violent crime and make New Yorkers feel safe again, including anti-Asian hate.