STATEN ISLAND, NY – Three of Staten Island’s four police stations will have new bosses next Monday, including the 120th Borough, which will be led by Tania Kinsella, who returns to the borough after about two years of service in Brooklyn.
Kinsella, who has been assigned to Police Department Area 1, serving New York City Housing Authority developments in south Brooklyn, will replace Isa Abassi.
“His intimate knowledge of the community, police and crime conditions in the 120th Borough, coupled with his impressive performance as the commander of PSA 1, will allow for a smooth transition,” said the NYPD district commander. , Kenneth Corey, on Kinsella.
Timothy Wilson, from the 123rd arrondissement, who was appointed to the Rive-Sud riding in 2018, will become the commander of the 122nd Precinct.
Wilson, a resident of Staten Island, joined the NYPD in 1999, working at 1st Precinct in Manhattan. He gradually rose through the ranks as a sergeant at the 72nd Precinct in Brooklyn, lieutenant at the 84th Precinct in Brooklyn and captain at the 7th Precinct in Manhattan, before being assigned to Brooklyn North Narcotics, according to Advance Records.
“I have the utmost confidence in his abilities,” Corey said.
Wilson will replace Assistant Inspector Melissa Eger, who served at New Dorp compound for two years.
Eger will become the commander of the 19th district of Manhattan.
“Assistant Inspector Eger is an exceptional leader,” said Corey. “In 2019, the 122nd Precinct achieved the largest major crime reduction of any neighborhood in the city. She has earned the respect of her officers and, more importantly, the community she has served for many years.
Captain Andrey Smirnov, who worked with the Brooklyn North Adjut Squad, will lead the 123rd Precinct.
Smirnov has previously worked with Staten Island Narcotics and in the 120th arrondissement, and his “diverse background will be of great benefit to his new assignment,” Corey said.
The 121st ward will be the only ward on the island that will not see a change of command.
Captain Bruce Ceparano, a 15-year NYPD veteran and a resident of Staten Island, will remain in charge of the West Shore neighborhood, after being appointed in May 2019.