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NYPD Chooses First Negro to Study at FBI National Academy

Aug. 14, 1963 - The New York Police Department has chosen Lieutenant Lloyd Sealy (center in 1959) as the first Negro on the New York force to study at the national academy of the FBI. Commissioner Michael J. Murphy announced today that Lieutenant Sealy had been selected to attend the FBI’s 12-week session on techniques of fighting crime beginning next Monday. He is the 26th member of the force to attend the academy. Lieutenant Sealy, 46, now attached to the commissioner’s confidential squad, probably will return to his present position. Those completing the FBI course are usually placed in a position of best advantage to the department. Lieutenant Sealy was born in Manhattan, the second of three brothers, and grew up in the Prospect Heights section of Brooklyn, where his father was a janitor. His parents, natives of Barbados, named him for Britain’s Prime Minister during World War I. He joined the police force in 1942.


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