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New Windsor’s Deputy Police Chief Michael Farbent retired Friday after 37-years of service to the town. Deputy Chief Farbent, an FBI National Academy graduate, held many ranks within the police department over his career including: Sergeant, Lieutenant and Deputy Chief. In August of 2018, he became just the second Deputy Police Chief in the long history of the Police Department. He was also a K-9 handler for 7 years and the Police Academy Director of the Orange County Police Chiefs Association’s Police Academy for 1 year. In 1999, Deputy Chief Farbent was awarded as ‘Officer of the Year’ after locating and pursuing a vehicle and its two occupants who had just fled the scene of an armed robbery at Cowan’s Jewelers. His actions resulted in the arrest of the occupants, who were armed with two loaded handguns.
Town Supervisor George Meyers stated, “That during Deputy Chief Farbent’s 37-year career he has made major contributions to the current professionalism of the Town of New Windsor Police Department.”
Chief Doss added, “Deputy Chief Farbent will be greatly missed by everyone at the Police Department. Throughout his entire career, he was always a well-respected Officer that was known for his intelligence and his knowledge of police practices. His presence and leadership as a long-standing member of the police department’s administration has been invaluable, not only to me but to the entire community. I know I will personally miss his input in the day to day operations of the department. I wish him the very best in retirement, he certainly earned it.”
On January 15, 2021, Town Supervisor George J. Meyers III and Police Chief Robert L. Doss recognized Deputy Chief Michael C. Farbent and Lieutenant Frederick R. Fayo III for their completion of 35-years of dedicated service to the Town of New Windsor Police Department. Supervisor Meyers stated, "We are all appreciative of the many dedicated years of service these command staff members have provided to the Town of New Windsor." Congratulations to them on this achievement.
On Thursday, May 5, 2022 Dispatcher Christine Csorba was presented with a ‘Service Achievement Award’ in recognition of her 25-years of service with the Town of New Windsor Police Department. Dispatcher Csorba is a very experienced dispatcher who works closely with all of the emergency service agencies that operate in the Town. This includes all police, fire and ambulance services.
Supervisor Meyers stated, “We are very fortunate to have people like Christine working for the Town. It’s the dedicated and professional employees like her that make this Town as great as it is. Congratulations to her on this achievement.”
Police Chief Robert Doss stated, “This is quite an achievement. It’s important that we recognize our employees for all that they do for the community. Dispatcher Csorba told me that she loves her job just as much today as she did when she first started back in 1997. Her passion for helping people has never gone away over the years. I think that’s a testament to the kind of person that she is. Dispatcher Csorba excels at her job when things are at their worst. She always remains calm under the most stressful of circumstances in both dispatching and when speaking to callers on the phone. I congratulate her on this accomplishment and I personally thank her for her service to the Town.”
Pictured are: Town Supervisor George Meyers (L), Dispatcher Christine Csorba (C), and Police Chief Robert Doss (R)
Sgt. William H. Ruger Jr. retirement walk-out and presentation ceremony. Thank you for your 34-years of service to the town. Enjoy your retirement, you earned it.
Dispatcher Stephen A Bedetti was recently presented with the New Windsor Police Department ‘Service Achievement Award’ for recently achieving 30 years of service with the town. Dispatcher Bedetti is currently the town's dispatcher supervisor who works closely with all the emergency service agencies in the town. This includes all police, fire and ambulance services. Police Chief Robert Doss stated, “It’s quite the achievement to work at any job for thirty years. The fact that Stephen worked all of those years dispatching and coordinating emergency service personnel throughout the town under stressful circumstances is commendable and I offer my congratulations to him.”
A Service Achievement Award was presented to Police Officer Brian McLean in recognition of his 25-years of dedicated service to the Town of New Windsor Police Department. Chief Doss and Supervisor Meyers did the presentation.
Congratulations to Officer McLean and thank you for your service to the community!
New Windsor Police Department recognized Dispatcher Jill Nye today for completing 20-years of dedicated service to the town. Police Chief Robert L. Doss stated, “Congratulations to Dispatcher Nye for this career achievement. Our dispatchers are often the unsung heroes of the Police Department. They are the ones who answer the phone in a calm voice and get the necessary information to be able to send the proper emergency responders quickly to where they need to be. Here in New Windsor, our dispatchers not only dispatch the police but they also dispatch the ambulance corps and the fire departments if needed. Dispatcher Nye has helped countless people over the course of her career and I commend her for always doing such a great job.”