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.
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
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
In addition, more than ten members of the service will be appointed to
The ceremony will also recognize the promotion of several
civilian members of the Department to various positions.
COMMISSIONER RAYMOND W. KELLY TO PRESIDE OVER ANNUAL CIVILIAN RECOGNITION AS
PART OF THE PROMOTION CEREMONY OF MEMBERS OF THE DEPARTMENT
APRIL 1, 2005, AT 11 A.M.
WHERE: FIRST-FLOOR AUDITORIUM * ONE POLICE