Risco Mention-Lewis is Deputy Police Commissioner, Suffolk County and a former Nassau County District Attorney. In January 2013, Mention-Lewis was appointed by County Executive Steve Bellone to the position of Deputy Police Commissioner, making her not only the first female to hold the position, but also the first person of color. Her work entails building strong police and community partnerships through an Enhanced Community Relations approach, creating community leadership teams through a Community Based Intervention Strategy, while instituting comprehensive programs to combat gang/group violence and recidivism.