During the morning ceremony Thomas P. Galati, Commanding Officer of the Intelligence Division, Kathy E. Ryan, Commanding Officer of the Domestic Violence Unit, and James R. Waters, Commanding Officer of the Counterterrorism Division, were promoted to Assistant Chief.
Assistant Chief Thomas Galati joined the New York City Police Department in 1984 and began his career on patrol in the 115th Precinct. As Commanding Officer of the Intelligence Division, Assistant Chief Galati manages the day-to-day operations of the Police Intelligence Division while also presiding over the planning of some of the biggest events in New York City in recent history including last April's Papal visit and the U.N. General Assembly. Assistant Chief Galati is a graduate of the State University of New York and is a 1989 Medal of Valor recipient.
Assistant Chief Kathy Ryan joined the New York City Police Department in 1980 and began her career on patrol in the 20th Precinct. As Commanding Officer of the Domestic Violence Unit since 2003, Assistant Chief Kathy Ryan has overseen a 25% drop in domestic violence crimes and a 75% increase in the number of home visits Police Officers make to past victims of Domestic Violence. Assistant Chief Ryan holds a Juris Doctorate from St. Johns University School of Law.
Assistant Chief James R. Waters joined the New York City Police department in 1981 and began his career on patrol in the 110th Precinct. Earlier this month Assistant Chief Waters was appointed Commanding Officer of the Counterterrorism Bureau. Previously, as Commanding Officer of the Joint Terrorism Task Force since 2002, Assistant Chief Waters played an important role in building strong partnerships with other law enforcement agencies to keep New York City safe. Assistant Chief Waters holds a Masters in Public Administration from Marist College.
Also during this morning's ceremony Ruben Beltran, John K. Donohue and Walter T. Salowski were promoted to Deputy Chief.
Deputy Chief Ruben Beltran joined the New York City Housing Police Department in 1986, and began his career on patrol assigned to Police Service Area (PSA) 3. He is currently the Executive Officer of the Office of Information Technology. Chief Beltran and his entire team played a critical role in the development of the Real Time Crime Center. From its inception, Chief Beltran helped make the Crime Center possible by coordinating every stage from design to implementation and serving as Commanding Officer of the unit. He holds a Bachelor of Science from John Jay College and is a graduate of the Police Management Institute at Columbia University.
Deputy Chief John Donahue is the Commanding Officer of the Office of Management, Analysis and Planning. Deputy Chief Donohue played a key role in developing the NYPD's Impact Schools program as well as facilitating increased collaboration between the Police Department and Administration for Children Services and other city agencies. He holds a law degree from Fordham University, an MBA from Manhattan College, a bachelor's degree from Pace University and Chief Donohue is a 2001 Graduate of the Police Management Institute at Columbia University.
Since May 2006, Deputy Chief Walter Salowski has been the commanding Office of the Applicant Processing Division and in that time, he and his team have processed more than 40,000 applicants for positions as Police Officers, Police Cadets and civilians. Previously, Chief Salowski served as the Commanding Officer and the Executive Officer of the 101st Precinct. Chief Salowski joined the Police Department in 1984 and he holds a Juris Doctorate from St. John's University School of Law.
Other promotions include four to Deputy Inspector, fourteen to Captain, thirty one to Lieutenant, and thirty two to Sergeant. Three officers were promoted to Detective First Grade, and seventeen officers were promoted to Detective 2nd Grade.
Additionally, one hundred and seven Police Officers were promoted to Detective Investigator during an afternoon ceremony presided over by Mayor Bloomberg.
Today's ceremonies also recognized the promotion of several civilian members of the Department to various positions including Richard J. Kaminski who was designated as Director of Intelligence Analysis in the Counterterrorism Bureau, and William M. Castillo who was designated as Director of the Management and Budget Analysis Section.