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.
Members of the Syracuse Police Department will be wearing pink badges for the month of October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Ithaca Police Department will also be wearing pink badges for the month of October. These badges were purchased by individual officers to raise money for local cancer-fighting and educational charities, and the program has already raised $10,000! Click here to be redirected to an article to read more.
Election results are in for your 2017-2018 Board of Directors. Congratulations to the follow members who were all re-elected for another two-year term:
Kimberly Beaty, Buffalo Police Department
Susan Deshensky, MTA Police Department (retired)
Lindsey Giles, Onondaga County Sheriff's Office
Joanne Jaffe, NYPD
Cathy Johansen, Peekskill Police Department (retired)
Leila Molle, City of Rye Police Department
CJ Ostrowski, Rensselaer County Sheriff's Office
Diana Pizzuti, NYPD
Casey Quinlan, NYS Attorney General's Office
Jennifer Sterling, NYPD
Nicole Verrastro, White Plains Police Department
Former NYWLE Board Member, Tara Comiskey, was promoted to Deputy Inspector for the Nassau County Police Department on June 12, 2017. Tara served on the Board of Directors from 2011 to 2014 and headed the Website & Technology Committee through those years. The newly appointed Deputy Inspector is currently assigned as the Deputy Commanding Officer of the Fourth Precinct. She has been a sworn police officer with the Nassau County Police Department since 1997, and has served as a Detective in the Narcotics Vice Squad and Special Services Squad, and also rose through the ranks as a Sergeant (2007), Detective Sergeant (2010), Lieutenant (2014), and Captain (January 2017).
Bailey's swearing in as Deputy Commissioner in 2015.
It is with great sadness that NYWLE announces the passing of Michael Bailey. Michael Bailey was formerly the Deputy Commissioner of New York State University Police and a proud member and supporter of New York Women in Law Enforcement. He had previously served as Police Chief for the University Police at SUNY Purchase, and was also the Deputy Chief of the Utica Police Department. He served 22 years with Utica PD.