Six police officers from the Westchester County Department of Public Safety were promoted to the rank of detective recently at a ceremony presided over by County Executive Robert P. Astorino and Public Safety Commissioner George N. Longworth.
Astorino congratulated the new detectives on their accomplishment and thanked their families for the sacrifices they make in support of their loved ones in law enforcement.
“There are nights and weekends and holidays that these officers are not home with you because they are protecting the rest of us,” Astorino told the assembled family members.
The ceremony was held at the Westchester County Police Academy in Valhalla.
The new detectives and their current assignments are: Louis Delango, Narcotics Unit; Kenneth Perry, Narcotics Unit; Gino Scalabrini, Information and Technology Unit; Donna Sylvester, Crime Analysis Unit; Michael Wax, Police Academy; and Jeffrey Weiss, Special Operations Division.
Astorino said the newly promoted detectives had a broad range of patrol experience and other skills. Several have served as undercover officers in the Narcotics Unit while others have served as Police Academy instructors. Longworth also noted that the detectives have varied and accomplished educational backgrounds as well, including a law degree and a master’s degree in Computer Science and Information Systems.
“Westchester is fortunate indeed to have such talented people in the ranks of our county police and now in the ranks of our detectives,” the county executive said.