NYPD commissioner Kelly hired as public speaker when tenure ends Jan. 1

New York's longest serving police commissioner is going to work for the Greater Talent Network as a public speaker.

Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said in a statement released by the network Monday that he was looking forward to the challenge.

Kelly has held the post since 2002 under Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Under his watch, crime has dropped and the city avoided a terror attack. But minorities say they felt targeted by some policies.

The Greater Talent Network's speakers bureau is home to authors Sebastian Junger and Nicholas Sparks, as well as former NATO commander Gen. Wesley Clark and former National Security adviser Tom Donilon. Kelly's speaker's fee was not disclosed.

William Bratton takes over the NYPD Jan. 1. He was chosen by mayor-elect Bill de Blasio.