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.

Syracuse Police Shop with a Cop

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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.

NYWLE Members team up with Willow Domestic Violence Center

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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.

Nzinga Kellman Promoted

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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.