Schaffer said the best part of the job is working with Kelly.
"He is an outstanding individual," Schaffer said. "He is extraordinarily intelligent. He has an incredible memory and an incredible attention span. In eight years, I never saw him lose his concentration. He is disciplined. He is principled; I have never seen him lie or exaggerated. He sticks to the facts. He is very tough in the best sense of the word."
Maynard said his goal is to meet the high standards of the commissioner and the traditions of the NYPD.
"I really would like to live up to the standard of excellence I have seen here and provide the best support we can to make sure the department can operate as effectively as possible," Maynard said.
This article originally appeared in New York Law Journal.