Wednesday 23 November 2022 02:56 AM Former 911 dispatcher and friend of Eric Adams is earning $241,000 trends now
A former 911 dispatcher and longtime friend of New York City Mayor Eric Adams currently holds one of the highest paying jobs in the city.
Lisa White was appointed commissioner for employee relations by the NYPD in May - a position which came with a $241,000 per year salary - after earning just $53,000 following a 24 years as a 911 operator.
In addition to her six-figure salary, White also brings in a $30,000 per year pension.
Adams and White go a long way back, and are such close friends that the mayor even rented a room in her Crown Heights apartment from 2013 to 2017, according to The City.
City Hall confirmed White and the mayor had been friends for 'decades,' but denied he had any hand in hiring her to the NYPD post.
White is not the first city hire during Adams' tenure as mayor to have raised eyebrows. Last January he tried to hire his brother, Bernard Adams, to a $242,000 job within the NYPD before the appointment was shot down.
Adam - who has never married - is currently the partner of Tracey Collins, who is a senior youth development director for the NYC Department of Education.
Lisa White was appointed commissioner for employee relations by the NYPD in May, a position which came with a $241,000 per year salary
Mayor Eric Adams and White go a long way back, and are such close friends that he even rented a room in her Crown Heights apartment from 2013 to 2017
White began her career with the NYPD in 1995 while serving as a police communications technician - better known as a 911 telephone operator.
It was some time in the nineties that she and Adams likely became friends, as she joined the group 100 Blacks in Law, which he cofounded with the aim of reforming the way the NYPD dealt with the city's black community.
White was active in the group, according to The City, appearing at protests in 1999 and giving a radio interview on its behalf in 2000.
In 2012, while still working as a 'Police Communications Tech,' she donated twice to Adams' campaign for Brooklyn borough president.
When Adams' officially began running for borough president in 2013, he changed his address to White's address at McKeever Place in Crown Heights.
Records from the City Board of Elections show Adam's lived there from June 2013 to March 2017, and last year officials from Adams' campaign also said he lived there within that timeframe.
White began her career with the NYPD in 1995 while serving as a police communications technician - better