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NYPD Assistant Chief Juanita Holmes, the first black woman to become borough commander, retires

One of the city’s highest ranking African-American police officials is calling it a career.

Assistant Chief Juanita Holmes, who heads Patrol Borough Queens North, is retiring to take a private-sector job, police sources said.

Holmes, 54, who joined the NYPD in July 1987, made headlines in 2011...

Asst. Chief Juanita Holmes (left), seen in front of her former command, the 81st Precinct in Brooklyn, alongside Capt. Vanessa Knight (right). Holmes, who commands Patrol Borough Queens North, has retired to take a private-sector job, sources tell the News. ...