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Tarrytown, Sleepy Hollow Police Officers Graduate From County Academy

The 138th basic police recruit class at Friday's graduation. The officers standing were recognized for prior military service. Photo Credit: Westchester County Police
Briarcliff Police Chief Norman Campion with his son, Michael, a new Mount Vernon police officer. Commissioner Frank Resigno of Elmsford with son Paul Photo of County Exec Astorino addressing the grads T Photo Credit: Westchester County Police
Police Academy graduates salute during the national anthem sung by officers from Hastings-On-Hudson and Yonkers. Photo Credit: Jon Craig
A performance by the Westchester County Police Emerald Society Pipes and Drums. Photo Credit: Jon Craig
County Executive Rob Astorino assured 55 graduates of the Police Academy, "I will stand with you and I will have your back." Photo Credit: Jon Craig
Elmsford Police Commissioner Frank Rescigno pinned his 30-year-old badge on his son, Paul, the village's newest patrol officer. Photo Credit: File photo
Chief Timothy Bonci of Eastchester with his son, Timothy, the county executive and county public safety commissioner. Photo Credit: Provided/County Police
Elmsford Police Commissioner Frank Rescigno, far right, with new son, Paul. Photo Credit: Provided/County Police

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. -- There was plenty of tradition, pride and brawn to go around Friday as 55 new officers -- including seven women -- graduated from the Westchester County Police Academy.

Three of the rookies have fathers who command local police departments: Timothy Jon Bonci is joining his father, Chief Timothy Bonci, as well as his uncle Alex, at the Town of Eastchester Police Department; Michael W. Campion, whose father, Norman, is police chief in Briarcliff, will work for Mount Vernon Police; and Paul F. Rescigno is the newest patrol officer in the Village of Elmsford where his father, Frank, is police commissioner, and pinned the police badge during a swearing-in ceremony in August.

Graduation ceremonies for the 138th basic recruit class took place at the EF International Language Center In Tarrytown, and were attended by about 300 family members, friends and fellow law enforcement officials

"We demanded their best and they gave it to us,'' said County Public Safety Commissioner George N. Longworth. 

County Executive Rob Astorino reminded the rookies,"Police work has never been harder than it is today." 

Astorino said that fortunately in Westchester "people respect the uniform (but) all of us can do our part to turn down the heat. . .by working together."

The county executive stressed that Hawthorne's police academy "is the best there is,'' and that officers are trained to use deadly force as a last resort, adding, "I will stand with you and I will have your back."

Rye Brook Police Chief Gregory Austin, as president of the County Chiefs of Police Association, told the newly-certified officers, "Always do the right thing. . .Your training never ends."

The county police academy at 2 Dana Road in Valhalla closed in September for a $9 million renovation, which is expected to take one year.  In the meantime, the academy is operating from temporary quarters on Skyline Drive in Hawthorne.

     The new officers and their police departments in Westchester are:

     Eastchester: Timothy Jon Bonci, Jeffrey Delfini, Joseph Schwartzman

     Elmsford: Paul Rescigno

     Greenburgh: Keith Hudson Jr., Michael Vingo

     Harrison: Marco Bisceglia, Erin Macom, Christopher Murabito

     Hastings-On-Hudson: Samuel Brecker

     Larchmont: Daniel Calapai

     Mamaroneck Town: Brendan McManus

     Mamaroneck Village: Marco Ferraro, James Maver

     Mount Pleasant: Andrew Burke

     Mount Vernon: Michael Campion, Nicole Corsi, Jessica Huth, Patrick King, Kareen Lloyd, Danielle Long, Brandon Lustig

     New Castle: Travis Barrett

     New Rochelle: David McCullough

     North Castle: Peter Ciardiello, Seamus Conlan

     Pelham Manor: Kieran Colleran, Zachary Zingaro

     Ossining: Michelle Mazzocchi

     Port Chester: David Arroyo, Gregg Ferraro, Vincent Fiumara, Jonathan Roman

     Sleepy Hollow: Antonio Guzzo

     Tarrytown: Samantha Schubert, Denny Vazquez

     White Plains: Collin Breen, Justin Caraballosa, Adrian Muschett, William Oggeri, Sean Powers, Steven Spano

     Yonkers: Shawn Almonte, Angela Ascolillo, Jonathan Blake, Justin Capowski, Philip Collins, Joseph Gannon, John Golebiowski, Kenneth Kreso, Rawlie Phillip, Ray Quinones, Brian Regan, Jesse Servidio, John Theodore.


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