FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 14-80
October 7, 2014
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Department of Environmental Protection Promotes Seven Veteran Members of Police Division
Police Protect Lands, Reservoirs and Infrastructure that Provide Water to more than 9.4 Million New Yorkers
Photos of the Ceremony Can be Viewed on DEP’s Flickr Page
Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Emily Lloyd today promoted seven of the department’s veteran environmental police officers. Two sergeants were promoted to lieutenant and five officers were promoted to sergeant. The promoted officers reside in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Rockland, Dutchess, Orange and Sullivan Counties. Over the last decade, DEP has nearly doubled the size of its Police Division to its current 190 sworn members. During the ceremony, which took place at the Eastview Precinct in Mount Pleasant, First Deputy Commissioner Steve Lawitts administered the oath of office along with Deputy Commissioner for Police and Security Kevin McBride and Chief Peter Fusco.
“Nearly half the state of New York relies on our officers to protect the vast network of lands, reservoirs, dams and aqueducts that provide a reliable, safe and high-quality supply of drinking water,” said DEP Commissioner Emily Lloyd . “The seven veteran officers receiving promotions today have demonstrated the type of skill, dedication and leadership that we trust they will instill in the next generation of DEP police.”
The DEP Police Division was established more than 100 years ago. It is charged with protecting the city’s water supply system, which includes more than 2,000 square miles of watershed land across nine counties, hundreds of miles of tunnels and aqueducts, 14 wastewater treatment plants, laboratories, and chlorination facilities. DEP police patrol the watershed by foot, bicycle, all-terrain vehicle, motorcycle, boat and helicopter. They also maintain specially trained units that include a detective bureau, emergency service unit, canine unit and aviation unit.
The following sergeants were promoted to lieutenant
Lieutenant Maximo Lambert was appointed to the DEP Police in December 2001 and began his career in the Patrol Division, reporting out of the Hillview Precinct. In September 2003, he was selected for and transferred to the Special Operations Division, Emergency Service Unit. In June 2004, Lieutenant Lambert was promoted to sergeant and is currently assigned to the Patrol Division out of the Hillview Precinct. Lieutenant Lambert graduated from Rockland Community College with an associate’s degree in business administration.
Lieutenant Joey Rosa was appointed to the DEP Police in December 2001 and began his career in the Patrol Division, reporting out of the Hillview Precinct. In September 2003, he was selected for and transferred to the Special Operations Division, Emergency Service Unit. In February 2007, Lieutenant Rosa was promoted to Sergeant and assigned to the Patrol Division out of the Hillview Precinct. Lieutenant Rosa served 4 years active duty in the United States Navy and attended John Jay College for Police Science.
The following environmental police officers were promoted to sergeant
Sergeant Shaun Adams was appointed to the DEP Police in September 2008 and began his career in the Patrol Division, reporting out of the Grahamsville Precinct. In September 2013, he was selected for and transferred to the Special Operations Division, Aviation Unit. Sergeant Adams attended Wentworth Institute of Technology for Architecture.
Sergeant Marques Correa was appointed to the DEP Police in July 2006 and began his career in the Patrol Division, reporting out of the Croton Precinct, now the Eastview Precinct. Sergeant Correa attended Rockland Community College for Liberal Arts.
Sergeant Matthew Dubrino was appointed to the DEP Police in October 2002 and began his career in the Patrol Division, reporting out of the Hillview Precinct. Sergeant Dubrino attended Kings Borough Community College for Liberal Arts.
Sergeant Frank Emmett was appointed to the DEP Police in December 2005 and began his career in the Patrol Division, reporting out of the Croton Precinct. In March 2007, he was selected for and transferred to the Special Operations Division, Canine Unit. In August 2009, the Canine Unit was reassigned to the Patrol Division and Sergeant Emmett was transferred to the Hillview Precinct. Sergeant Emmett is a retired veteran from the United States Navy, having received an Honorable Discharge in March 2001.
Sergeant Charles Luna was appointed to the DEP Police in January 2009 and began his career in the Patrol Division, reporting out of the Eastview Precinct. Sergeant Luna attended John Jay College for Criminal Justice.
DEP manages New York City’s water supply, providing more than one billion gallons of high quality water each day to more than 9 million New Yorkers. This includes more than 70 upstate communities and institutions in Ulster, Orange, Putnam and Westchester counties who consume an average of 110 million total gallons of drinking water daily from New York City’s water supply system. This water comes from the Catskill, Delaware, and Croton watersheds that extend more than 125 miles from the City, and the system comprises 19 reservoirs, three controlled lakes, and numerous tunnels and aqueducts. DEP has nearly 6,000 employees, including almost 1,000 scientists, engineers, surveyors, watershed maintainers and others professionals in the upstate watershed. In addition to its $70 million payroll and $157 million in annual taxes paid in upstate counties, DEP has invested more than $1.7 billion in watershed protection programs—including partnership organizations such as the Catskill Watershed Corporation and the Watershed Agricultural Council—that support sustainable farming practices, environmentally sensitive economic development, and local economic opportunity. In addition, DEP has a robust capital program with nearly $14 billion in investments planned over the next 10 years that will create up to 3,000 construction-related jobs per year. For more information, visit nyc.gov/dep, like us on Facebook at facebook.com/nycwater, or follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/nycwater.