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On March 4, 2022, Police Officer Jeremy Arcaro was promoted to the rank of Identification Officer. As Identification Officer his primary responsibility is for the collection, preservation, security of physical evidence collected at crime scenes. Congratulations to Identification Officer Arcaro!
On March 4, 2022, the Town held a ceremony to recognize the retirement of K9 Sato from the Police Department. K9 Sato’s handler, PO Brian McLean, received a plaque and certificate from Supervisor Meyers recognizing the accomplishments of the K9 team over the past 8-years.
We wish K9 Sato the best in his retirement and we thank him for his service to the Town.
Pictured in the group photo from Left to right are: Lt Fayo, Police Chief Doss, PO McLean, Supervisor Meyers, Deputy Chief Farbent, Lt Valeri and Town Justice Meyers.
Today the Police Department held a ceremony to recognize Deacon Anthony Ferraiuolo for his seven years of support to the department as one of our police chaplains. We truly appreciate the spiritual and emotional support he provides whenever it is needed.
Pictured from left to right are: Deputy Chief Farbent, Police Chief Doss, Deacon Ferraiuolo, Supervisor Meyers, Lt Valeri and Town Justice Meyers.
The New Windsor Police Department recently became the first and only police agency in Orange County to participate in New York’s Mobile Access Program (MAP) for use on mental health related calls.
Funded through the New York State Senate and in cooperation with the New York State Office of Mental Health, this program equips select NY Police Departments and local Mental Health clinicians with iPads to utilize Zoom type teleconference calls for mental healthcare purposes. The program provides another option for Police Officers to have when they require some assistance in evaluating a situation when someone is experiencing a mental health crisis. The 3 iPads we received use a HIPAA compliant teleconferencing software for mental health consultations. The primary goal of the MAP program is to increase police access to timely mental health consultations and evaluations which should result in less waiting for a mental health professional to respond to the scene, less transports by the police to the hospital and for better planning for follow-up care of the individual involved.
The New Windsor Police Department responded to 298 mental health crisis calls in 2021. Additionally, every sworn-member of the New Windsor Police Department has received special training in how to best manage a situation when an individual is in mental health crisis.
Shown in the photo are: Don Kamin, Ph.D., Director of the Institute for Police, Mental Health & Community Collaboration, Deb Salamone, Project Coordinator for MAP and Sgt. Christopher Sylvester.