'Mayor' of NYPD headquarters has never been late in 44 years

- Everyone knows Peter Farley. He is affectionately called the "mayor of 1 Police Plaza," which is the NYPD's headquarters.

He works in the criminal records department and distributes mail throughout the building. He has his own personal mail cart with his name on it. Peter has proudly worked for the NYPD for 44 years.

"Every day I meet new people," Peter said. "And I make a lot of new friends."

His coworkers, like Fritzella Clark, say he comes to work every day with a smile and doesn't complain about anything.

Everyone who knows Peter loves him. While at work, he never goes without his NYPD tie and pins that he has received from just about every chief and the police commissioner.

"The cops treat me well and I make a lot of new friends, from the new rookies coming on the job," he said, adding that the police show him a lot of respect and he shows them a lot of respect, too.

Peter seemed to get the biggest round of applause at a promotions ceremony where he was promoted, too.

Commissioner James O'Neill has known Peter since 1994. The commissioner called Peter and inspiration and said that no matter what's going, seeing Peter brightens his day.

Peter's supervisor said his can-do attitude is what impresses him most.

Peter arrives at work every day at 7:30 a.m. even though he doesn't have to be work until 9 a.m. In 44 years, he has never been late.

Not only is Peter loyal to the NYPD, he is a loyal Mets fans even though they're not doing so well right now. His message to the Mets: "You got to start hitting the ball!"

Peter recently celebrated his 65th birthday with a strawberry shortcake from his co-workers, who are really more like family.

What about retirement?

"Someday, but no time soon!" he said.

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