Ronald Wilhelmy

Retired Assistant Commissioner

Ronald J. Wilhelmy is a retired Assistant Commissioner at the New York City Police Department. During his 20 years of service at NYPD Ron held a number of roles of increasing responsibility culminating with his time heading the Office of Management Analysis and Planning. In this capacity, he created an Operations Research Section and Advanced Analytics Team to facilitate data-driven decision making, re-designed the Department’s performance evaluation system and wrote extensively on the need for customer-centered policing metrics. Throughout his career, Ron has championed the need for transparency and accountability in public agencies and he implemented several new initiatives to that end while at the Police Department. Prior to his role as Assistant Commissioner, Ron received 15 citations for excellent and meritorious police duty held several managerial roles including positions in the Patrol Bureau, Internal Affairs, Auto Crime and Narcotics Divisions, and as the senior advisor to the Operational Commander in the boroughs of Staten Island and Queens. In December 2013, Ron joined Police Commissioner Bill Bratton’s transition team and subsequently took the lead in designing Reengineering 2014, a top-to-bottom evaluation and improvement initiative involving thousands of Department employees. Ron is now President at Applied Consulting International, a management advisory firm that delivers performance improvement solutions to private and public sector organizations. Ron specializes in cultivating organizational change, policy development, and he has been acknowledged in several recent publications for his extensive work on performance improvement. Ron is actively involved with the Police Executive Research Forum and is Director at the Harvard Club of New York Foundation where he’s done extensive work to make a Harvard education available to police officers. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Community and Human Services from the State University of New York and a Master in Public Administration from Harvard University