On December 10, 2016, members of the Syracuse Police Department and Syracuse Fire Department participated in their 4th Annual "Shop with a Cop" event. Members of the Syracuse agencies, and several NYWLE members took children from the local area, many of whom were victims or witnesses to crimes or other tragedies, shopping for Christmas. Pictured: SPD Officer Hendrix and Officer Jackson.
Investigator Lorri Strem, Lieutenant Keri Stein, and Peace Officer Tiffany Street (NYWLE members) from the University of Rochester Department of Public Safety collected new items throughout November to help survivors of domestic violence and their families in the Rochester area. This is the second year that the Department of Public Safety participated in the Willow Domestic Violence Center’s annual Purple Box campaign to collect new holiday gifts for over 300 children in crisis. The Willow Center’s Purple Box campaign launches this time each year in recognition of national Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Public Safety officers represented the University at an Oct. 24 campaign announcement, joining local law enforcement leaders from Rochester area police departments. This year, Public Safety was able to collect over 12 full boxes of new holiday gifts to be donated for the children and teenagers staying at the shelter - a kind gesture of providing new toys can give a child in crisis a sense of normalcy and hope.
Nzingha M. Kellman, a 17 year veteran of the MTA Police Department, was
promoted to Lieutenant on Wednesday, October 19, 2016. She is the 1st African
American female to rise to the rank of Lieutenant in the MTA Police Department.
NYWLE Member and Peekskill Police
Officer Elizabeth Folch was honored
for her work with the city’s Hispanic
community. Mayor Frank Catalina
presented Folch with a proclamation
on September 26, 2016 at a meeting
of the Common Council.