Deputy Inspector Roberto Rios joined the New York City Police Department in June 1995, and began his career on Patrol in the 75th Precinct, East New York section of Brooklyn, NY. He was promoted to Detective in December 1999; Sergeant in March 2001; Lieutenant in May 2004; Captain in December 2009; and Deputy Inspector in September 2014.
From working in an undercover capacity purchasing narcotics in Harlem as a Detective, supervising a Major Case Narcotics Unit as a Lieutenant, to being an Executive within two Narcotic Division Boroughs as a Captain, Deputy Inspector Rios’ background focused largely with narcotic criminal investigations that were associated with violence.
In addition to being assigned to the Narcotics Division, he was assigned to the Internal Affairs Bureau as a Sergeant to investigate allegations of corruption and serious misconduct.
Currently assigned to the Intelligence Bureau-Criminal Intelligence Section as the Field Intelligence Coordinator, Deputy Inspector Rios is tasked with overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Field Intelligence Officer (FIO) Program. The FIO Program is a very innovative program within the New York City Police Department which consists of investigators assigned to the Intelligence Bureau embedded within patrol commands and specialized units throughout New York City to assist in the collection and dissemination of criminal intelligence.
Deputy Inspector Rios currently has 22 years of service with the New York City Police Department and holds a Masters in Public Administration from Marist College.