Chief Kenneth E. Corey began his career with the New York City Police Department as a Police Cadet in 1988. He was sworn in as a Police Officer in July 1990, and began his career on patrol in the 62 Precinct. He was promoted to Sergeant in March 1994; Lieutenant in October 1998; Captain in June 2005; Deputy Inspector in May 2010; Inspector in June 2011; Deputy Chief in October 2013; and Assistant Chief in December 2105. He has served in the 6, 62, 70, 72, 76 and 78 Precincts, Patrol Borough Manhattan South, Patrol Borough Brooklyn South, Detective Borough Manhattan, Gang Squad Manhattan, Office of the Queens District Attorney, the Intelligence Division, Office of the Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence, the Medical Division, the Office of the First Deputy Commissioner, Patrol Borough Staten Island, and the Training Bureau.
Prior to his current assignment as the Chief of Department, he was the Chief of Training. As an assistant chief, he was the Commanding Officer of Patrol Borough Staten Island and the Commanding Officer of the Office of the First Deputy Commissioner. He has also commanded the Medical Division, the 76 Precinct, the Intelligence Division Investigations Unit, and the Patrol Borough Brooklyn South Investigations Unit. Additionally, he served as Executive Officer of the 72 Precinct and Executive Officer of Patrol Borough Brooklyn South.
Chief Corey earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from Pace University and a Masters of Public Administration degree from Marist College.