Ex-NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly Joins ABC News

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The former law enforcement official will serve as a consultant, offering his insight on crime and security issues.

Former NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly is joining ABC News as a consultant, president Ben Sherwood announced in a note to the news division on Friday morning.

Kelly will offer his insight and expertise on crime, national security, counterterrorism and surveillance issues across all of ABC News' platforms.

"A 43-year veteran of the NYPD, 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 wrote. "It is an honor and privilege to have him on our team."

Kelly, who served as police commissioner under New York City mayors David Dinkins and Michael Bloomberg, is the city's longest-serving police commissioner and the first person to serve two, non-consecutive tenures in the post.

During his time as commissioner under Mayor Bloomberg, Kelly reduced the city's violent crime rate by 40 percent and established the first counterterrorism bureau of any police department in the U.S.

The New York native recently joined Cushman and Wakefield as president of Risk Management Securities.

Kelly's son, Greg, is also in the news business, serving as co-host of the local Fox morning show, Good Day New York.

Former CBS News correspondent John Miller also recently returned to the NYPD, serving as commissioner Bill Bratton's deputy commissioner of intelligence.