New York Eastern Canada
On March 11, 2021, the chapter held the St. Patrick’s Day Debrief at Baldoria’s in Long Beach. The event was well attended and it was a pleasant gathering with members that have been unable to meet because of the pandemic. Special thank you to the NYPD Pipe Band who really set the mood. Great job by Tom Cummings, John Rogers, and Joe Del Duca in putting this successful event together.
Theresa Tobin, New York Police Department, NA Session 189, was recently promoted to the Chief of Interagency Operations. In this role, she will assist in the coordination, transition, and collaboration with other city agencies that will begin to assume larger roles in the response to persons in crisis. Chief Tobin was a key architect of the NYPD’s Co-Response Team initiative, which teams up NYPD officers with trained clinicians to offer help to people suffering from mental illness, addiction, and homelessness.
Chapter Treasurer Paul Sandy, NA Session 220, was recently appointed as the Chief of Police of the City of Cortland Police Department. Paul started his career in Cortland in November of 1985 and has risen through the ranks. Paul previously served as the Chapter President in 2013.
Immediate Chapter Past President, William “Bill” Leahy, Nassau County Police Department (NY), NA Session 227, was recently promoted to Assistant Chief. Bill has been spearheading Nassau County’s COVID response and was a key player in coordinating the department’s response to protest activity.
Chief Miguel Bermudez, NA Session 267, of the Freeport Village Police Department retired after a 33 ½ year career in law enforcement, Chief Bermudez served as Chief of Police for 9 years.
Lt. Kevin Young, NA Session 260, of the New York Police Department retired on November 30, 2020. Lt. Young was last assigned to the Intelligence Section as a Detective Commander. While he retired from policing, he has not hung up his cleats for good and is working as a consultant.
Chief Frank “Mike” Catalano, NA Session 195, of the City of Cortland Police Department retired on March 19, 2021, as Chief of Police, a position he held since 2009. Chief Catalano’s career spanned 41 years, the last 37 with the City of Cortland.