FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE01-62
Contact: Geoff Ryan
Announces Police Department Promotions
Commissioner Joel A. Miele, Sr., P.E., of the New York City Department of
Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today that the agency has promoted
ten members of the DEP Police Department.
"These promotions are in keeping with the recent expansion of the Police
Department and are necessary as part of the enhanced security measures being
developed for protection of water quality and the water supply infrastructure,"
said Commissioner Miele. "These officers have demonstrated their abilities
to further the mission of the DEP Police, and I am pleased to announce their
Promoted to Captain was Lieutenant Frank Milazzo, who continues in his
assignment as Commanding Officer of the Hillview Precinct. Promoted to Sergeant
from the rank of Police Officer were: Justin Knight, Christian Clinch, William
Beers, Joseph Santamaria, Brian Handy and Kevin Tucker. Promoted to Detective
from the rank of Police Officer were: Clark Pitura and Michael Perry.
DEP Police are assigned to Environmental Enforcement Units or Patrol Divisions
and operate out of six police precincts across the watershed. The watersheds
of the City's 19 reservoirs and three controlled lakes cover almost 2,000
square miles in eight counties on both sides of the Hudson River -- Delaware,
Greene, Schoharie, Sullivan and Ulster in the Catskill Region, and Dutchess,
Putnam and Westchester Counties east of the Hudson. DEP is responsible for
operating and protecting the City's water supply system, one of the largest
in the world, which serves over eight million residents of the City and one
million people in Westchester, Putnam, Orange and Ulster Counties, as well
as the millions of tourists and commuters who visit the City every year.