Srour 5-0's new CO; replaces Girven


The 50th Precinct’s new commanding officer comes to the Kingsbridge station after making history less than two years ago for being the first Arab-American woman to be named a New York Police Department captain.

Filastine Srour, 40, who was born in the Bronx to Palestinian immigrants and raised between there and a refugee camp in the West Bank, has replaced Capt. Charles Girven. She earned her captain status in the 115th Precinct in the summer of 2021 after she joined the New York Police Department as a police cadet at 18 while completing her bachelor’s in criminology and a master’s in forensic psychology from John Jay college.

Srour has spent most of her career on patrol in the Bronx and served the Detective Bureau Bronx as a zone commander.

In addition to the 50th and 115th, Srour has served in the 32nd and 52nd precincts.

She also is the vice president of the Middle Eastern and Turkish Society, which works to foster better relations between the NYPD and the Arab and Turkish communities.

Girven left the 50th after one-and-a-half years as commanding officer. He now serves in the Patrol Borough Bronx. He also worked in the 40th Precinct and the Special Operations Division T/U.

Filastine Srour, female, captain, 50th Precinct, Charles Girven, Arab-American