Sergeant Paul Grattan Jr.


Paul Grattan Jr. is a sergeant and 17-year veteran of the New York City Police Department. After completing his undergraduate work at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, he was appointed to the NYPD in July of 2001. While in the Police Academy, he responded to the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, participating in the recovery and security operations in the weeks that followed. Upon graduating the Academy, Paul was first assigned to Brooklyn’s 72nd Precinct where he served on patrol, with the Street Narcotics Unit, and as a member of the Community Policing Unit. Upon his promotion to sergeant in 2008, Paul was assigned to Transit District 4 on Manhattan’s east side, where he led a plainclothes team responsible for combating felony crimes and sexually motivated offenses throughout the nation’s busiest metropolitan rail system.

Paul is currently assigned to the office of the NYPD’s Chief of Transit, where he is part of a dynamic team that oversees the administration of the 2,600 sworn members who police New York City’s subways. Together, this team advances the NYPD’s neighborhood policing philosophy within the transit system and works to improve the bureau’s preparedness, response, crime prevention, and counterterrorism efforts. In 2014, Paul was selected as team manager for the Police Commissioner’s Reengineering Initiative, defining goals and recommending reforms that would lead to improvements in the agency’s human capital and morale.

Specializing in transportation security, he is principally responsible for executive and strategic communications, policy review, and managing the bureau’s digital media platforms. He has worked to improve the safety and security of New York City’s transportation network through effective collaboration with transit policing partners, and he has dedicated much of his career to understanding and reducing sex offenses in public transportation. Paul holds a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology, a Certificate in Criminal Justice Education, a Master’s degree in Public Administration, and is a graduate of the 254th session of the F.B.I. National Academy.

Born and raised in Long Island, New York, Paul comes from a family with a long history of public service. He now lives in New York’s beautiful Hudson Valley with his wife and three children.