Upon graduating from Bishop Kearney High School, Christine Doherty attended St. John’s University where she obtained her B.S. in Transportation and Logistics. In 1997, she joined the New York City Police Department. She began her career in Coney Island and quickly moved up the ranks. In April of 2011, Christine was promoted to the rank of captain and she is currently the Commanding Officer of the NYPD’s Counterterrorism Bureau’s Lower Manhattan Security Initiative (LMSI). The Lower Manhattan Security Initiative is a state of the art networked surveillance project designed to detect threats and perform pre-operational terrorist surveillance. This initiative is a public-private partnership fostered between the NYPD, private entities and public entities. Prior to this assignment, Christine worked in patrol commands in Brooklyn and Manhattan, the Office of the Deputy Commissioner of Public Information, Special Operations Division and the Counterterrorism Bureau’s Investigations Unit.
Captain Doherty is the recipient of the NYPD’s prestigious Police Commissioner’s Theodore Roosevelt Award, which is presented to deserving individuals who, like Theodore Roosevelt, continue to render outstanding and praiseworthy service despite a serious illness or injury.
She is also a graduate of Columbia University’s Police Management Institute.