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Press Release | No. 2008-054

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Press Release # 054
Tuesday, December 16, 2008


School Safety Agent, Detective and Police Officer are Recognized for Volunteer Service, On-the-job Contributions to the Community

Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly today joined Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Department of Citywide Administrative Services Commissioner Martha K. Hirst and Clinton Blume, the President of the Hundred Year Association, in presenting three New York City Police Department members with the Isaac Liberman Public Service Award given annually to career civil service employees.

School Safety Agent Terese Nemley, Detective Michael Cleary and Police Officer Valerie Wilson were recognized for the differences they have made both as members of the NYPD and in volunteer service to the communities in which they serve. Each received a cash award established by the Hundred Year Association, a consortia of companies and nonprofit organizations operating in New York City.

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School Safety Agent Terese Nemley is a Law Enforcement Explorers advisor in South Queens, where she has mentored and helped to organize hundreds of youth ages 10 to 20 in graffiti clean-ups, soup kitchens, coat and toy drives, parks beautification and other community service events since 2003. SSA Nemley works in the 113th Precinct and has served the City of New York since 1977.

Detective Michael Cleary is a 22-year veteran of the Police Department assigned to the 72nd Precinct Community Policing Unit. He is credited with developing an exceptional working relationship with the Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn community over the 15 years he has worked there, including arresting a suspected graffiti artist operating in the neighborhood and speaking to high school students about law enforcement.

Police Officer Valerie Wilson joined the NYPD in 1993 and currently serves as the 69th Precinct Youth Officer. In addition to working closely with juveniles in Canarsie, Brooklyn, Officer Wilson volunteers her off-duty time to handicapped and blind children, as well as to various homeless and senior services, including safe escort to banks for the elderly. Officer Wilson began her career as a civilian member of the service.

Agent Nemley, Detective Cleary and Officer Wilson were among 18 individuals being honored by the Hundred Year Association in a ceremony Tuesday at One Police Plaza. More about the Hundred Year Association and its annual public service awards can be found at .

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PHOTO: (L to R) Police Officer Valerie Wilson, School Safety Agent Terese Nemley and Detective Michael Cleary are the recipients of Isaac Liberman Public Service Awards for career civil service. NYPD Photo Unit.

PHOTO 2: Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly congratulates Detective Michael Cleary, one of three NYPD officers to receive the Isaac Liberman Public Service Award. Detective Cleary was among 18 recipients being recognized in a ceremony held at One Police Plaza. NYPD Photo Unit.


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