Past Presidents

Kimberly Shappy - New York State Police

Written by Margaret Ryan. Posted in Past Presidents

2018 - 2019

Kimberly Shappy is currently a Zone Sergeant with the New York State Police, stationed at the New York State Intelligence Center. Zone Sergeant Shappy has been a member of the State Police since February of 2005. Prior to being promoted to Zone Sergeant, she was a Sergeant at Division Headquarters in Albany, NY and before that worked most of her career so far as a Trooper stationed in the western part of the state. In addition to her regular duties and responsibilities, she was a crime scene technician and a child safety seat technician. She also served as an academy training officer. Zone Sergeant Shappy previously served as the NYWLE Western Region Director and while serving, organized the 2015 NYWLE 6th Annual Training Conference in Rochester, NY. Zone Sergeant Shappy, now residing in the Capital Region, is the co-Capital Region Director. She was on the conference committee for the 2016 & 2019 NYWLE Annual Training Conferencea held in Saratoga Springs, NY and is currently a member of our NYWLE Scholarship Committee.

Arlene Sabo - Vassar College Safety & Security

Written by C.J. Ostrowski. Posted in Past Presidents

2016 - 2017

Arlene Sabo currently serves as the Director of Safety and Security at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY. Sabo has worked in campus law enforcement for the past 30 years, serving as Chief of Police at SUNY Plattsburgh for the last 14 years. She holds a Masters Degree from SUNY Potsdam and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. Sabo has served as a past president of the SUNY University Police Chiefs’ Association, and she is a current member of the New York State Association of Chiefs of Police and the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

Rebecca Thompson - Syracuse Police Department

Written by C.J. Ostrowski. Posted in Past Presidents

2014 - 2015

Rebecca Thompson is a Deputy Chief with the Syracuse Police Department in charge of the Uniform Bureau. She started her career in 1986 as a road patrol officer. Since then she has risen through the ranks until 2010 when she was promoted from patrol Captain to her current position as Deputy Chief. Rebecca has worked in various divisions in her department including Special Investigations, Drug Enforcement Task Force, Command Officer of the Family Services Division, and Commander of the First Platoon Patrol.

Lynette Delfavero - Syracuse Police Department

Written by C.J. Ostrowski. Posted in Past Presidents

2017 - 2018

Deputy Chief Lynette DelFavero was promoted to her position as Uniform Bureau Deputy Chief on January 22nd, 2018 becoming only the second female to make the rank of Deputy Chief in the Syracuse Police Department. In this position, Deputy Chief DelFavero is responsible for overseeing the Patrol Division which is made up of the First, Second and Third Platoons, the Patrol Services Division (which includes the Special Events Section as well as the K9 Section), the Traffic Section and the Airport Section.

Cathy Johansen - Peekskill Police Department (retired)

Written by C.J. Ostrowski. Posted in Past Presidents

2015 - 2016

Cathy Johansen is a retired Lieutenant with the City of Peekskill Police Department whom maintains a strong connection to her career through her ties with New York Women in Law Enforcement. Cathy started with the Peekskill Police and worked her way up through the ranks while focusing on juvenile issues, sex crimes investigations and domestic violence and child abuse investigations. 

Casey E. Quinlan - NYS Office of the Attorney General

Written by Anthony Drago. Posted in Past Presidents

2013 - 2014

Casey Quinlan is a Senior Investigator with the New York State Office of the Attorney General. In her tenure with the Attorney General's Office she has investigated both civil and criminal matters. She was an initial member of New York’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, part of a federal pilot program that has grown into a national initiative aimed at protecting our youth from the dangers that exist in the digital world.