NEW YORK - The NYPD’s longest tenured police commissioner, Ray Kelly, reflected on his time as the city’s top cop Tuesday.

“I think the dramatic reduction in crime, the fact that we haven't had a successful terrorist attack in 12 years since 9/11 and a stronger relationship with the communities,” said Kelly about his top accomplishments. “I've been here a long time so I feel I'm qualified to say that.”

Kelly served as the NYPD commissioner for 12 years. He will be relieved by Bill Bratton on Jan. 1.

Reports say that Kelly will be joining the Council on Foreign Relations as a distinguished visiting fellow at the organization. The CFR works as an independent organization focusing on counterterrorism, cybersecurity and other national security issues.