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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE #22-05 Issued on: June 21, 2022 @ 11:00 a.m.
New Windsor Police Lieutenant Daniel Valeri was one of 254 law enforcement officers who graduated from the FBI National Academy on June 9, 2022 in Quantico, Virginia. The 282nd session of the National Academy consisted of men and women from 47 states and the District of Columbia. The class included members of law enforcement agencies from 26 countries, four military organizations, and nine federal civilian organizations.
Internationally known for its academic excellence, the National Academy offers 10 weeks of advanced communication, leadership, and fitness training. Participants must have proven records as professionals within their agencies to attend. On average, these officers have 21 years of law enforcement experience and usually return to their
agencies to serve in executive-level positions. FBI Director Christopher Asher Wray delivered remarks at the ceremony. Class spokesperson Jimmy Johnson of the Amarillo Police Department represented the graduating officers. FBI Academy instructors, special agents, and other staff with advanced degrees provide the training; many instructors are recognized internationally in their fields. Since 1972, National Academy students have been able to earn undergraduate and graduate credits from the University of Virginia, which accredits many of the courses offered.
Town Supervisor Meyers commented, “The Town Board and I are very proud of Lt. Valeri and his accomplishment of graduating from the prestigious FBI National Academy”.
Lieutenant Valeri joined the New Windsor Police Department in 1997 after serving one year with the City of Newburgh Police. He has served as a field training officer, a canine handler, and a patrol sergeant. He is a certified police instructor and a graduate of the Mid-Atlantic Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar (MALEEDS) held at Princeton University. Lieutenant Valeri has been the recipient of the department’s Meritorious Police Duty Award, Excellent Police Duty Award, and was the 2005 Officer of the Year. Lieutenant Valeri has been a New Windsor resident for over 40 years. He attended and graduated from Newburgh Free Academy and Marist College.
September 25th was National Car Seat Check Saturday so NWPD decided to hold a car seat inspection event at Police Headquarters with the assistance of Orange County Traffic Safety Programs. At the event, car seat technicians checked a total of 19 child seats to ensure they were installed properly and that the seats met safety standards. A special thank you goes out to Traffic Safety Educators Kecia Healy and Doug Krauss for all the help! Thank you to everyone who stopped by the event and made it a success!
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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.”
The New Windsor Police Department recently achieved agency re-accreditation through the New York State Law Enforcement Accreditation Program. The re-accreditation certification is good through June of 2026. The Police Department has been continuously accredited since 1996. In the first photo, supervisors of the department pose with the newly received NYS Accreditation Certificate. A second photo shows Lt. Daniel J. Valeri, our accreditation manager, receiving the John Kimball O’Neil Certificate of Achievement in recognition of his leadership and dedication to the accreditation program.
What does maintaining NYS Law Enforcement Accreditation mean and why is it important?
The NYS Law Enforcement Accreditation Program provides formal recognition that an agency meets or exceeds general expectations of quality in the field. The program has four principal goals:
In essence, accreditation acknowledges the implementation of policies that are conceptually sound and operationally effective. The cornerstone of the Accreditation Program lies in established standards that contain a clear statement of professional requirements. Agencies participating in the program conduct a thorough analysis of their organization to determine how existing operations can be adapted to meet established standards. When an agency adopts policies and procedures that meet the standards, a team of independent professionals conducts an on-site assessment to verify that all applicable standards have been successfully implemented. This process culminates with a decision by the NYS Law Enforcement Accreditation Council that the agency is worthy of accreditation.
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.
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.