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.
On October 1, 2016, NYWLE founding member, past president, and current board member Diana Pizzuti was promoted to Chief of Personnel for the New York Police Department. The ceremony took place at One Police Plaza where NYPD Commissioner James P. O'Neill appointed Chief Pizzuti to the three-star rank of Bureau Chief.
Chief Pizzuti joined the NYPD in January 1982 and began her career on patrol in the 43rd Precinct in the Bronx. She served as the Executive Officer of the 13th Precinct as well as Commanding Officer of the Police Academy, 17th Precinct, Midtown North Precinct and the Corruption Prevention Division of the Internal Affairs Bureau. Her latest assignment was the Commanding Officer of the Patrol Borough Queens North as an Assistant Chief. Juanita Holmes, who was also promoted at the ceremony from Deputy Chief to Assistant Chief, will now take over as the Commanding Officer in Patrol Borough Queens North.
The Central Region will be hosting a FREE Defensive Tactics class for law enforcement officers on October 12th and 13th. Please click HERE to view the flyer for more details!
Congratulations to the newly elected Board of Directors!
The following members were re-elected to the Board:
Deborah Campbell - New York State Police - Retired
Margaret Ryan - New York State Association of Chiefs of Police
Kim Feroleto Shappy - New York State Police
Rebecca Thompson - Syracuse Police Department
The following member has been elected to their first term on the Board:
Kathleen Ford - Onondaga County Sheriff's Office
All Board members will be sworn in at the banquet on October 27, 2016 at our 7th Annual Training Conference in Saratoga Springs, NY.