NYPD Commissioner to visit STAC

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St. Thomas Aquinas College’s Criminal Justice Advisory Board will host a presentation by New York City Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill on “Neighborhood Policing and its Impact on Counterterrorism: How the NYPD is Building Community Trust in the 21st Century” announces Professor Ira Promisel, instructor of criminal justice at the College. The event is scheduled for Thursday, April 19, 2018 in the College’s Lougheed Library. The Commissioner’s talk will begin at 6:00 p.m., followed by a Q&A session and networking reception with the College’s Criminal Justice Advisory Board. The event is free and open to the public.

James P. O’Neill was appointed the 43rd New York City police commissioner in September 2016. He developed the NYPD’s neighborhood-based policing model that is credited with producing greater police and community interaction and collaboration. Commissioner O’Neill will discuss the nexus of the antiterrorism efforts of the NYPD and an innovative, cutting edge approach to working with the community that the NYPD calls Neighborhood Policing.  Neighborhood Policing is a comprehensive crime-fighting strategy built on improved communication and collaboration between local police officers and community residents. Neighborhood Policing greatly increases connectivity and engagement with the community without diminishing, and in fact, improving the NYPD’s crime-fighting capabilities.

“St. Thomas Aquinas College and the Criminal Justice Advisory Board are proud to present the 2018 spring event and are honored to have NYPD Commissioner O’Neill as the guest speaker,” says Professor Promisel. “Each year the Board presents an exciting and current topic. Neighborhood Policing and counterterrorism is highly relevant and will promote lively discussion during the Q&A and networking sessions,” adds Professor Promisel.

Members of the Criminal Justice Advisory Board include: Dr. Kevin Barrett, Chair, Criminal Justice, Rockland County Community College;Michael Capra, Superintendent, Sing Sing Correctional Facility; Special Agent Sydney Dreasky, United States Secret Service; Ana Enright, Assistant Commissioner, New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision; Sheriff Louis Falco, Rockland County; Commissioner Brian Fischer (retired), New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision; Joseph G. Green (retired), Supervisory Special Agent, Public Information Officer, U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; Kevin M. Hallinan, Executive Vice President, Royal Diamond Security International; Thomas Hallinan, Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation; James D. Licata, Rockland County Public Defender; Sheriff Leo P. McGuire, Bergen County (retired); The Honorable John L. Molinelli, Bergen County Prosecutor (retired), attorney, Price Meese; Chief of Police Kevin Nulty, Orangetown Police Department; Kathleen Tower-Bernstein, Director, Rockland County Department of Probation; Trooper Angela R. Wood, New York State Police; and The Honorable Thomas Zugibe, District Attorney, Rockland County.

For more information about the event, contact Professor Ira Promisel at 845-398-4208 or ipromisel@stac.edu.

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