Today we had 5 Members graduate from a 5 month long Emergency Services Unit School that was hosted by the Yonkers Police Department. Congratulations to not only POs Leonti, Chery, Paulson, Rizzo and Romeo, but to all the other graduates of the School. We appreciate your dedication.
Today, Tuesday, May 15, 2018, marks the day that the City Of Mount Vernon will honor not only those Officers that have performed valiantly over the last year and have received awards, but will also remember the four Mount Vernon Police Department Officers that have paid the ultimate price and have died in the Line of Duty. We would be honored if you could attend the Awards and Memorial Service at City Hall at 1030 AM today.
This is a part of 2018 National Police Week.
Commissioner Ronnie Fatigate (and former Mount Vernon Police Association President) is currently undergoing treatment for a form of Leukemia. While he is getting treatment, his medical bills continue to grow at an astonishing rate. Because of this, the Mount Vernon Police Association, along with Westchester B.L.U.E Foundation will be co-sponsoring a ‘10-13’ fundraiser at J.C. Fogarty’s on Sunday, April 22nd at 1500 hours.
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We encourage every one that supports law enforcement to make a donation to the Police Unity Tour Chapter 37’s fundraiser, a fundraiser that will raise money for expenses related to the Bike Ride that the Police Unity Tour does every year to Washington, DC for Police Memorial Week. The event is Thursday, March 22 at the Coliseum in White Plains.
Congratulations to our newest Members who were promoted; Lieutenant Jose Quinoy, Sergeants Aristotle Evans and Wendell Griffin, Detectives Natasha Cheron, Allen Patterson and Jose Centeno. We also welcome Police Officer Patterson, a lateral transfer.
We want to congratulate our 15 newest recruits, who were just sworn in today by Mayor Richard Thomas. They will be attending the Westchester County Police Academy starting on Monday, where over the next twenty weeks they will gain the basic knowledge to become a police officer prior to coming back to Mount Vernon for an additional few months of training. Congratulations!!!
‘Twas the Night before Christmas,
And all through the City,
We are patrolling, looking at the houses decorated so pretty;
With us keeping the streets safe and with the sky looking clear,
Mount Vernon is ready for Santa Claus to get here;
We’re patrolling 24/7 so you can sleep tight,
Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!!!
On Friday, November 17, the Association held its Annual Retirement Dinner. We want to congratulate Chief James Dumser, Captain Edward Adinaro, Lieutenant Brian Kennedy, Officer Eugene Wilsea, Officer Raymond Rosado and Officer Arlett Lee not only on their retirement but thank them for their dedicated service to the City Of Mount Vernon. Many happy returns to future Retirement Dinners, Class Of 2017!!
Members of the Association had an awesome time participating in the City Of Mount Vernon’s Annual Pumpkin Carvers event, which was held inside of Hartley Park today. We look forward to the Pumpkin Blaze that will be held next week.
The Police Association, along with the PDC Foundation, the National Breast Cancer Foundation and My Sisters Place, will be co-hosting the filling events on October 14thand 15th at Tina’s Cucina and Apricots and Honey, respectively. Please stop by and support great causes.
The Annual Retirement Dinner will be held November 17th at 1900 hours at Westchester Manor in Hastings. Please contact David Clarke at email@example.com for further information.
On Thursday, July 26th, the City of Mount Vernon held a promotional ceremony for the promotion of three sergeants, the designation of three detectives and the swearing in of twelve probationary police officers. We congratulate all those recognized on this special day!!
Community Canvass for a Crime Prevention by Environmental Design class.
We were honored today to have received recognition from the Mount Vernon Seventh Day Adventist Church for protecting our community using Community Policing Principles. Thank you for the recognition!!!
Saying goodbye to a Legend. Ramon 'Ray' Rosado, we're gonna miss you. Congratulations on your retirement.
We were proud and honored to be a part of the New Rochelle Autism Awareness Patch Challenge held at Ward Elementary School in New Rochelle today. #AutismAwareness #LightItUpBlue
The Training Unit of the Mount Vernon Police Department has been hosting a Youth Police Academy for young teenagers from our community. The Trainees have had instruction from multiple Members of the Department, along with Judges of the City Court, ADA's from the Westchester DA's Office and Administration from both the Department and City Hall.
This program is one of many that the city of Mount Vernon utilizes to help us in building community relationships. The Association is fully committed to helping the Department to fulfill this goal.
On Tuesday, May 10th, the City of Mount Vernon and the Mount Vernon Police Department held their annual Police Memorial Day Awards Ceremony, held by Mayor Richard Thomas and Commissioner Ronald Fatigate. Congratulations to all the well deserved Award winners.
We shall never forget the four Members of Service that have given their lives in the performance of their duties, Inspector Frank Mascari, Officer Frank Bersito, Detective Bernard Christopher and Detective Christopher Ridley.
Police Officer Nicholas Smith, assigned to the Detective Division, was nominated for and received the 'Cop of the Year' Award from the Mount Vernon Police Foundation at their annual Awards ceremony at the Westchester Manor in Hastings-on-Hudson on April 28th. Officer Smith was investigating a burglary when one of the people he was interviewing ran from him. After a short pursuit, the suspect pulled a gun from his waistband. Officer Smith, fearing for his safety and his life, drew his own firearm and shot the suspect once, causing the suspect drop his gun. The suspect was immediately arrested and is currently charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon, amongst other charges.
We salute Nick on his job well done!!!
Below please find a video dedicated to not only the hardworking Members of the Mount Vernon Police Association, but also Members that we have lost in recent years. This video is dedicated to the memories of Danny Vize, Reggie Velez, Christopher Ridley, Stanley Rice and Dante Barrera.
The name of the song is 'One Call Away' by Charlie Puth.