FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE01-02
Contact: Geoff Ryan
DEP Appoints New Manager of Environmental Enforcement Units
Commissioner Joel A. Miele Sr., P.E., of the New York City Department
of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today the appointment
of Mr. Kevin F. Barry as Manager of the Environmental Enforcement
Units (EEU) of the DEP Police Department, which operates in the watershed
areas of the City's upstate reservoirs. The appointment of Mr. Barry
is an important step in DEP's initiative to expand and enhance police
operations and environmental law enforcement in the watershed.
"Mr. Barry brings excellent professional credentials to this
demanding position," said Commissioner Miele. "His strong
analytical and supervisory background in law enforcement provides
good experience for the leadership role Mr. Barry will play in directing
the operations of the EEU."
The Environmental Enforcement Units have responsibility for investigating
violations of Federal, State and City environmental laws and regulations
throughout the East-of-Hudson and West-of-Hudson watersheds in eight
upstate counties. The units play a vital role in coordinating investigative
and enforcement actions with DEP's legal staff and watershed inspectors,
the City's Corporation Counsel, and with the various law enforcement
agencies operating in the watershed.
Before taking his new position, Mr. Barry had served on the New
York City Police Department, most recently as Commanding Officer of
the Manhattan North Narcotics Zone and of the 24th Precinct. He has
extensive experience conducting and supervising investigations, as
well as coordinating investigations with multiple enforcement agencies.
A graduate of New York University, Mr. Barry lives in Westchester
County with his wife and four children.