Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly named two Deputy Chiefs, one Inspector and four Deputy Inspectors among 245 uniformed upgrades - including 67 Sergeants and 150 Detectives - in ceremonies held at 1 Police Plaza May 30. Mr. Kelly also promoted 84 civilian employees to various titles.
The New Deputy Chiefs are Robert P. Lucena and Larry W. Nikunen Jr. The new Inspector is Charles G. Dunne.
Top Promotees' Backgrounds
Mr. Lucena joined the department in 1981, initially serving served on patrol in the 45th Precinct in The Bronx. He is currently the Executive Officer of the Personnel Bureau.
Mr. Nikunen Jr. joined the department in 1984, starting in Brooklyn's 79th Precinct. He is currently the Commanding Officer of the Intelligence Operations amp; Analysis Section.
Inspector Dunne joined the department in 1990, when he was assigned to the Midtown South Precinct, and is currently the Commanding Officer of the Intelligence Division - Municipal Security Section.
The new Deputy Inspectors are: David A. Grossi, Terence Hurson, Brian P. McMahon and Corey Pegues.
There were six Detectives promoted to First Grade: John J. Dalton, Paul E. Morrison, Edward P. Murray, Carlos R. Padro, Jonathan Quintero and Marisa I. Valle-Zarakas.
Promoted to Detective Second Grade were: Alejandro A. Acevedo, Jeffrey T. Aust, John M. Brown, Richard J. Cantirino, Robert L. Carbone, Joseph Connors, Charles J. Fico, Erich J. Hilbig, Michael B. McMahon, Marybeth Meyers, Saiyda A. Muhammad, James A. Piccolo, Miguel A. Ruiz, and Darrryl R. Smith.
New to Detective Ranks
The 130 new Detectives are: Leniece S. Akins, Daniel R. Alessandrino, Karla M. Alvarado, Daniel Arteaga, Fadil Astor, Daniel A. Banek, Ernest G. Barone, Jose C. Barreto, Howard J. Bayne, Christopher T. Bennett, Joshua B. Berish, Annamarie Bernagozzi, Gerard Beyrodt, Nicholas P. Biancoviso, Charles J. Bivello, Michael J. Bonanno, Daniel Bonilla, Edwin Bruno, Michael R. Byrnes, Marco A. Carmona, Luis A. Carrasquillo;
Christopher T. Castrogiovanni, Salvatore Catapano, Jeffrey A. Caton, Tania A. Chemerys, Glanville M. Christopher, Joseph J. Collora, Eamon M. Connors, Anthony C. Cozzi, Abraham Cruz, Anthony Cuadrado, Cortney N. Cummings, Dawn M. Delvalle-Sanchez, Daniel M. Devaney, Kenneth A. Diaz, Damian V. Diedrick, John A. DiGregorio, Angela R. Diorio, Gabriel E. Dobles, Larry D. Dunn, Andrew Eaton, Timothy J. Ellis.
Richard E. Everoski, Joseph S. Faivus, Oscar J. Fernandez, Dwayne S. Francis, Jack T. Franzitta, Angelo L. Garcia, Michael J. Gaynor, William M. Greer, Timothy J. Harrington, Alicia Hernandez, Thomas P. Hirdt, Derek J. Knorr, Robert A. Laurendi, Jimmy W. Leung, Anslem G. Lezama, Marcelo J. Luc, Michael J. MacDougall, Thomas A. Marrone, James E. Martin Anthony P. Mason, Shari D. McAuliffe, Michael T. McCready, Douglas G. Moncayo, Raul Morales;
Alfredo E. Morgado, Luis A. Mortimer, Juan Munoz, Edward J. Murphy, Keith J. Murray, Catherine A. Nelson, Isaac Ng-Montalvo, Hector M. Nieves, Patrick M. O'Connor, Jure Olic, Jose M. Oliveras, Betsy V. Oms, Jessica B. Ortiz, Thomas J. Osgood, Jennifer L. Owens, Barbara J. Pellegrino, Michael W. Pellegrino, Tanisha E. Phillips, Bart M. Pipcinski, Michael P. Plunkett, Thomas D. Raab, Nathaniel Ray, John E. Reinle, Christine E. Reyes, Emily I. Rivera;
Geraldo A. Rivera, Jerald Rivera, David J. Roberts, Eli Rodriguez, Ivelisse Rodriguez, Warren W. Rohan, Robert B. Ronne, Lucy R. Rosa, Joshua M. Rosenbaum, Raymond Russo, Edwin Salas, Jonathan W. Salomons, Joseph D. Sans, Robert P. Schlosser, Gregory Schwenk, Ivette Serrano, Isaac Shannon, Danielle M. Sheehan, Vincent M. Signoretti, Robert L. Simms, William C. Simon, Brian P. Simonsen, Kenneth A. Smith, Alexander Sosa;
Kenneth A. Spaeth, Andro Stambuk, Tracy M. Stratton, Scott W. Thomas, Jose D. Toala, Brian K. Turner, Thomas M. Vairo, Peter J. Valentin, Elvis A. Vazquez, Richard F. Vecchiarelli, William J. Warren, William E. Wilkerson, Lavonda M. Wise, Adam S. Wright, and Renee Wyattshiver.
Richard Beshlian, John T. Brennan, Anthony J. Felice, Ernest J. Leiper, Gerardo J. Mayol, Christopher Minogue, Edward M. Montemurro, Edward Rodriguez and Edward C. Rutter were promoted to Lieutenant Commander, Detective Squad.
The following four officers were promoted to Lieutenant, Special Assignment: Daniel R. DeAngelis, Eric K. Martin, Mario L. Rivera and Lawrence G. Serras.
There were eight promotions to Sergeant Supervisor, Detective Squad: John Bianco, Thomas M. Curley, Daniel C. Evans, Manuel A. Fleites, William A. Logan, Robert Minca, Danielle E. Raia and Steven J. Sauer.
The 67 officers promoted to Sergeant are: George H. Arabella Jr., Jorge L. Arancibia, George N. Astras, Colin W. Austin, Grigoriy Bardash, Ritchard E. Blake, James S. Bogacki, Kenny Chan, Brian M. Clements, Felix Concepcion, Maria M. Cooper, Edward Cruz, Martin H. Davis, Tiersa A. Diaz, Timothy J. Dillon, Matthew R. Donovan, Timothy P. Dunleavy, William A. Eisner, Edward J. Faini, Brian P. Farrell, Ifthgar Fazal, Gloria Felder, Carlos M. Felipe, Luisa A. Feliz, Nelson Fernandez, Mindy A. Fisher, Brian P. Foley, Elizabeth T. Fortunato, Samantha Fourcell, Thomas J. Gambardella, Timothy J. Hinteman, Christine A. Hirtzel, Tanya M. Houston, David L. Jamet;
John Kaloudis, Ryan L. Kenny, Joseph J. Laviano, Christopher C. Lioi, Gary J. Louissaint, Michael E. Lukowski, Robert L. Mainor, Michelly Marrero, Mervin Montalban, John Montaperto, Daniel N. Mufaddi, Andrew J. Neumann, Kareema Nevels, Erick J. Nolan, Joseph G. Paese, Heather B. Perkins, Theresa Portalatin, Brendan P. Quinn, Marlene Quinones, Steven M. Rios, Michelle Rivera, Wakisha Roman, James T. Roscher, Dennis J. Russo, Maria A. Sexton, Samir Shah, Carl A. Soreco, Brian J. Sparber, Sean M. St. Clair, Salvatore F. Taormina, Melisa A. Vaughn, Michael L. Williams, and Audrey A. Wise.
Rosemarie Moore has been promoted to Administrative Staff Analyst (Non-Managerial).
Promoted to Agency Attorney-Level 3 is Daniel E. Maurer.
Michelle Y. Alleyne and Penny M. Bluford-Garrett were promoted to Agency Attorney, Level 2.
James J. Conroy and Scott M. Weiss were promoted to Assistant Counsel (PD).
Promoted to Associate Traffic Enforcement Agent-Level 3 were Audrey McCoy and Anthony J. Toussaint.
There were three people promoted to Associate Traffic Enforcement Agent-Level 2: Frank S. Dantone, Virginia R. Dunnom and Gabriel J. Nunez.
Four employees were promoted to Associate Traffic Enforcement Agent-Level 1: Jenise Blue, Tyron C. Daniel, Artemisa Mojica and John E. Rivers.
Janet A. Davis, Marilyn A. Isernia, Norma I. Salters and Debora C. Shelton advanced to Principal Administrative Associate-Level 1.
Those promoted to Principal Police Communications Technician-Level 1 were: Pamela L. Dillard, Yvette Harris, Terry Paitakis and Anastasia N. Quist.
Senior PAA Upgrades
There were nine promotions to Senior Police Administrative Aide: Nancy Condon, Crystal A. Fuller, Catanya L. Gilliam, Jenny Korotun, Nichelle R. Ligon, Sandra M. Napoletano, Lillian I. Nieves, Cynthia M. Paez, and Maryann Robinson.
The following 49 people were promoted to Traffic Enforcement Agent-Level 2:
Fatema Amin, Mohammad K. Anwar, Kiran Bala, Ann C. Blades, Denise S. Bodden, Emmanuel Bowen, Latrice A. Bradford, Stephanie A. Denicola, Ursula M. Edgehill, Ashli C. Edwards, Taheema J. Facey, Richard A. Farrow, Shatay V. Ferguson, Joseph A. Flores, Cindy W. Francis, Margie Gonzalez, Satasha Y. Grant, Mohd A. Hamid, MD A. Haque, Danielle Harrison, Lamay Hightower, Juleen L. Hinds, Heather O. Holder, MD I. Hossain;
Melissa Howard, Frank Koh, Andre L. Lewis, Collis S. Lynch, Leon Mingo, Mirtha Y. Obando, Christiana B. Oyewande, Gita R. Paul, Ronald J. Prioleau, AKM Z. Rahman, Uthayan Rajalingam, Kalyanaratne Ranasinghe, Yamilka Y. Reyna, Aleyda P. Robertson, Pankaj Roy, Yolanda J. Russell, Mohammed E. Sarker, Hilson A. Smith, Christian H. Villacis, Stefford Vincent, Jeanette R. Williams, Raymond A. Williams, and Michelle A. Zagaroli.
The names of the other civilians and the positions they were promoted to are: Carol A. Myers, Criminalist-Level 4; Rebecca U. Weiner, Intelligence Research Specialist-Level 3; Ian H. Rosenberger, Intelligence Research Specialist-Level 2; Monique M. Jeffery-Jones, Principal Administrative Associate-Level 3; and Joyce N. Barnes, Principal Administrative Associate-Level 2.