Benjamin Ward  was 1st Black cop in 80th Pct. Bklyn; earned law degree, became NYPD Lt., Legal Affairs atty., headed Complaint Bd. In 1975 he was named 1st Black NY State correction services commissioner. In 1978 named NYC Housing Police Chief. In 1979 Ben Ward  was named NYC Correction Commissioner. In 1984 he became the 1st Black to be appointed NYPD commissioner.
Ben Ward images is among the items in NYC Dept. of Correction (NYC DOC) in the archives managed by the NY Correction History Society. All rights retained.