Terrance Raynor to be sworn in as MVPD Police Commissioner
Former Mount Vernon Police Chief Terrence Raynor will be publicly sworn in as Mount Vernon’s Commissioner of Public Safety at a 10:30 a.m. ceremony on Friday, June 7, 2013. The ceremony will take place in the City Council Chambers at City Hall.
“Terrence Raynor comes back to us with even more experience than when he left us to work at the county,” said Mayor Ernest D. Davis. “I have always been impressed with his professionalism and excellent police work. By far, he was the best candidate for the job having not only the necessary experience but an intimate knowledge of the community and most of the workforce.”
Raynor, born and initially raised In Brooklyn, moved to Mount Vernon as a young teen. After joining the Mount Vernon Police Department in 1984, he quickly and quickly rose through the ranks and left the department as Chief of Police in 2006 to become Chief Investigator for the Westchester County Police Department. His credentials are impressive and he is the recipient of numerous awards and citations for stellar performance.
While in Mount Vernon Commissioner Raynor coordinated and supervised the Police Department’s Community Policing Unit, was responsible for creating the department’s Special operations Division and creating and supervising the department’s Internal Affairs Unit to investigate allegations of police misconduct and corruption. A former member of the department’s Motorcycle Unit, he also led the Dare Unit, Quality of Life Task Force, School Resource Officers Program and the Community Affairs and Crime Prevention Units.
“I’ve worked in every division of the Mount Vernon Police Department, so I’m quite familiar with its inner workings,” said Commissioner Raynor. “Since I don’t have to spend time learning the department, we can hit the ground running to improve performance and solve crime.”