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Former NYPD Commissioner Kelly hired as ABC consultant

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Former NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly addresses a news conference on April 26, 2013. Credit: Craig Ruttle

Former NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly has been hired as an on-air consultant by ABC News, the network announced Friday.

Kelly -- who served two terms as the police chief of the world's largest force, and was the longest-serving one -- will contribute to all "ABC News platforms," according to a network memo by Ben Sherwood, ABC News president. The "platforms" include ABC News' online venues, as well as the various broadcast programs.

"Commissioner Kelly's vast knowledge will provide our viewers with an even deeper understanding of national security and intelligence issues at home and overseas," Sherwood said in his memo.

Kelly was Mayor David Dinkins' police chief from 1992 through 1994, and chief under Mayor Michael Bloomberg, beginning in 2002. He was named president of risk management services for Cushman & Wakefield, the giant commercial real estate broker, in early March.

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