FLUSHING, N.Y., November 2, 2023 – The New York Mets today announced that Keechant Sewell will be joining the organization on November 27 in a newly created position as Senior Vice President, Security and Guest Experience.
As the 45th New York City Police Commissioner, Sewell led the nation’s largest municipal police force, as well as the nation’s largest public transportation system. During her time as commissioner, Sewell executed multiple strategies, resulting in the reduction of crime in most major crime categories. She also collaborated with federal agencies to enhance counterterrorism workstreams and implemented the use of technology to assist investigations and ensure public safety.
In this position with the Mets, under the leadership of Katie Haas, Executive Vice President of Ballpark Operations and Experience, Sewell will oversee the safety and guest experience for the organization.
“Keechant’s expertise in public service, law and safety, as well as collaboration with the public, will allow us to take our Security and Guest Experience to the next level,” said Katie Haas, Executive Vice President of Ballpark Operations and Experience. “Keechant will help us to modernize our approach to safety and the guest experience at Citi Field, while also strengthening our relationships with the community and all agencies of law enforcement and emergency services.”
"I am excited to join the Mets for my first private sector role,” Sewell said. “The opportunity to bring my passions of community building and public safety to the Mets is truly a dream job. As someone who grew up in Queens, this legendary organization is vital to local communities and so many across the world. I can’t wait to help be a part of building this world-class fan experience.”
Prior to her time as commissioner, Sewell spent over two decades on the Nassau County police force. In her most recent position with Nassau County, Sewell was the department’s Chief of Detectives, leading the department’s twenty investigative commands along with federal and local task forces. She also served as a department liaison for community engagement to increase department transparency and accountability for police reform.