NYWLE Members Participate in Shop with a Cop

Written by C.J. Ostrowski. Posted in Latest News

On December 9, 2017, members of law enforcement, including several NYWLE members, participated in the annual Shop with a Cop event at the Wal-Mart in Watertown, NY.  Sheriff Colleen O'Neill was on hand greeting the lucky children who were assigned different law enforcement personnel to shop with. NYSP K-9 handler Heidi Lyndaker and her partner Ram also took to the aisles to make a child's wishes come true. 

Check out BrianaJessica Photography on Facebook for more pictures from the event!

NYWLE President Lynette DelFavero Promoted

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The Syracuse Police Department announced its plans to promote Captain Lynette DelFavero, NYWLE President, to Deputy Chief at the start of the New Year.  NYWLE Past President Rebecca Thompson is set to retire from Syracuse PD on December 31, 2017, making way for the new wave of promotions set to take place.  

As Deputy Chief, DelFavero will oversee the department's uniform bureau. She is a 20-year veteran of the Syracuse Police Department who works in human resources. She started as a night shift patrol officer and spent most of her career in the uniform bureau. She formerly led the crime reduction team and the first platoon patrol. She was elected President of NYWLE at this year's past conference.

Syracuse Police Serve Seniors

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Every year Syracuse Police Officers serve lunch to the Seniors at the Salvation Army! This year, NYWLE members, including Syracuse Police Deputy Chief Rebecca Thompson and Officer Dennis Burlingame were on hand to serve delivious Thanksgiving meals to members of the community.

Syracuse Officer Honored as "Officer of the Year"

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Syracuse Police Officer Kelsey Francemone was honored as "Officer of the Year" in New York State by Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul for her heroics displayed during a shooting on Father's Day in 2016. Officer Francemone is the first female officer to receive the award individually.  Click here to be directed to an article from Syracuse.com to read about her story.

Southern Region Visits Millbrook Vineyards & Winery

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The Southern Region recently enjoyed a tour of the Millbrook Vineyards & Winery in Millbrook, NY.  Millbrook Vineyards is located in the Hudson Valley and was the first wine estate in the region dedicated exclusively to the production of vinifera grapes. They produce over 12,000 cases of wine annually, and they are open for guided tours and wine tastings all year round.  Members from the Southern Region and Capital Region toured the estate on a beautiful, sunny day, and took party in a wine tasting.