2017 Police Unity Tour

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

The Police Unity Tour is a 300 mile bicycle ride that begins on May 9th at the World Trade Center site and ends on May 12th at the National Police Memorial in Washington DC.

The purpose of the ride is to honor and remember our fallen and to raise funds for the beautiful National Police Memorial in Washington DC.

Team NYSP is committed to honoring and remembering our fallen brothers and sisters and will be riding this year in honor of Trooper Timothy P. Pratt, who was struck and killed by a motor vehicle on 10/26/16, and Investigator Paul R. Stuewer who died from a 911 related illness on 10/05/16. The names of both fallen NYSP members will be added to the NLEOMF wall in DC this year.

Please click here and visit Chapter 37's page and consider donating to this beautiful cause to support Team NYSP as Chapter 37 continues to be an extremely generous supporter of NYWLE.

NYWLE Adds New Board Member

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

Please help us welcome Deputy Police Commissioner Kimberly Beaty to the New York Women in Law Enforcement Board of Directors. Kimberly currently serves as the Deputy Commissioner of Operations and Homeland Security for the Buffalo Police Department. Deputy Commissioner Beaty will be filling the vacant western New York State position on our Board.  If you were at our annual conference in Saratoga this past October you have already had the pleasure of meeting her and benefiting from her wisdom and experience. Deputy Commissioner was among the several esteemed members of the Law Enforcement Panel on Community Policing.

Deputy Commissioner Beaty graduated from Canisius College in Buffalo, New York, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree and has served in law enforcement within the City of Buffalo Police Department for 29 years. As the Deputy Police Commissioner, she oversees Buffalo’s five (5) city-wide police district operations, homeland security, special events, investigative services, specialized teams, and internal training operations.

New York State Police Centennial Celebrations

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The New York State Police will celebrate its 100th Anniversary in 2017 and preparations for a year-long celebration of this historic milestone are underway. The yearlong celebration will begin with a Kick Off Reception to be held at the State Fair Grounds in Syracuse, NY. There will be open houses throughout the year in each Troop, culminating with the Superintendent’s Gala in November.

NYWLE Members Promoted in Poughkeepsie

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On Wednesday, December 14th, at the Town of Poughkeepsie Town Board meeting, the Board voted unanimously to make the following Promotions:

NYWLE Member Officer Shannon Rodriguez was promoted to the rank of Patrol Sergeant, effective December 19, 2016. Officer Rodriguez has served as a Patrol Officer for the town of Poughkeepsie since 1999. During her time with the Department she has served in various capacities. She has served as a Crime Scene Technician, as well as a Crisis Negotiator. She has demonstrated an excellent working knowledge of the Patrol Division and its standards and procedures. She has also been an intricate part of the FTO (Field Training Officer) program. Officer Rodriguez earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Marist College.

NYWLE Member Detective Erin Beale was promoted to the rank of Patrol Sergeant, effective December 19, 2016. Detective Beale has served as a Police Officer since 2007. She was assigned to the position of Detective in early 2016. Prior to her assignment to the Detective Division, she was also a Crime Scene Technician and FTO (Field Training Officer). In her short time as a Town of Poughkeepsie Police Officer, Detective Beale has received several specialized schools and training that will certainly be a tremendous value in her new role as a Patrol Sergeant. Detective Beale has earned an Associate of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Dutchess Community College, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from SUNY New Paltz and a Master of Criminal Justice Degree from Boston University.

June Worden Elected Director of Torch Run

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Congratulations to retired New York State Police Lt. June Worden on being elected Director of New York Statewide Law Enforcement Torch Run. June's tireless efforts have helped to grow awareness and fundraising for 67,000 Special Olympics New York athletes, and Special Olympics athletes around the world.

June is from the Central Region and currently works for the Onondaga County Sheriff's Office. June will be a Law Enforcement Torch Run Leg Director at the 2017 Special Olympics Winter Games in Austria.