New York City Police Department

Press Release | NO. 2005-020

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Release # 020
Thursday, March 31, 2005



Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly To Preside Over Annual Civilian Recognition As Part Of Promotion Ceremony

 Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly will preside over the Annual Civilian Recognition Ceremony as part of tomorrow's promotion ceremony. The ceremony will recognize the outstanding efforts of civilian members of the New York City Police Department as well as the advancement of uniformed and civilian members of service. The event will take place in the first-floor auditorium of One Police Plaza at 11 a.m.

During the Annual Civilian Recognition ceremony, 16 Traffic Safety Agents and two School Safety Agents will be awarded either the Meritorious Service Award or the Outstanding Service Award. The Meritorious Service is awarded for actions above and beyond routine performance of duty that reflect intelligence and special faithfulness or perseverance. The Outstanding Service is awarded for distinguished and superior performance of duty.

Among those receiving awards are Traffic Enforcement Agents Shiwei Zhang and Ismael Quinones. While in route to their assigned post in November 2003, the two TEAs saw a distraught man who had just been mugged. The victim was able to identify the person who robbed him and the Agents detained the suspect who was later arrested. For their bravery, TEA Zhang and TEA Quinones will receive the Meritorious Service Award.

Two other Meritorious Service Award recipients are TEA Stanley MacNeill and TEA Nitish Joseph. Both Agents participated in protecting a man being chased by an individual wielding a metal pipe. Despite the suspect's extremely violent and erratic behavior, TEA MacNeill and TEA Joseph did not hesitate to put their own safety aside in an effort to aid the victim of a crime. TEA Joseph is currently enrolled in the New York City Police Academy.

During the second part of the ceremony, Deputy Chief Albert Girimonte will be promoted to Assistant Chief. In addition, Inspector Owen Monaghan and Inspector William Morris will be promoted to Deputy Chief. Three Deputy Inspectors will be become full Inspectors and four Captains will become
Deputy Inspectors.


Moreover, four Sergeants will be promoted to Sergeant, Supervisor Detective Squad. More than 25 officers will be promoted to Sergeant. Several Detectives will be promoted to Detective 1st Grade and Detective
2nd Grade. In addition, more than ten members of the service will be appointed to Detective.

The ceremony will also recognize the promotion of several civilian members of the Department to various positions.


WHAT: POLICE COMMISSIONER RAYMOND W. KELLY TO PRESIDE OVER ANNUAL CIVILIAN RECOGNITION AS PART OF THE PROMOTION CEREMONY OF MEMBERS OF THE DEPARTMENT

WHEN: FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2005, AT 11 A.M.

WHERE: FIRST-FLOOR AUDITORIUM * ONE POLICE PLAZA



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