Edward Caban, a 32-year veteran of the NYPD, was sworn in Monday as the department’s commissioner.
Caban has served as acting commissioner of the country's largest police department since July 1, following the resignation of Keechant Sewell, who was the first woman to lead the department.
Caban was greeted by chants of "Eddie!" during a Monday introductory news conference at the precinct in the Bronx where he began his career. Mayor Eric Adams, a former NYPD captain, announced Caban's appointment during a ceremony also attended by Caban's parents, USA Today reports.
"Given how many great leaders of Hispanic descent have come before me in the NYPD, to be the first Hispanic police commissioner is an honor of the highest measure," Caban said.