News Release

November 15, 2012      

For Further Information Contact:
Colleen Pillus
(845) 486-2000
E-mail: cpillus@dutchessny.gov

18th Annual STOP-DWI Law Enforcement Awards Honor “TOP COPS”

Poughkeepsie…The Dutchess County STOP-DWI Planning Board honored sixteen law enforcement officers today at the 18th Annual Dutchess County STOP-DWI Program’s Law Enforcement Awards Luncheon held at Villa Borghese restaurant in the Town of Wappinger.

“The annual STOP-DWI Program Law Enforcement Awards ceremony helps to increase public awareness regarding coordinated STOP-DWI programming and all of the focused enforcement efforts within Dutchess County,” said Dutchess County Executive Marcus J. Molinaro. “It is also a special opportunity to honor and thank all those involved in the STOP-DWI mission for their hard work and persistence.”

Officers from throughout Dutchess County were honored for their commitment and contributions to the STOP-DWI Program’s mission. Each officer was honored for their strong enforcement efforts in the detection and apprehension of impaired drivers.

STOP-DWI’s mission is to deter drunk/drugged driving through enhanced enforcement, prosecution, rehabilitation, and education services.

2012 “TOP COP” Award Winners

Law Enforcement Officer  /  Law Enforcement Agency:

 Police Officer Michael Confield, City of Beacon Police
 Deputy Sheriff Adam D. Harris, Dutchess Country Sheriff’s Office
 Deputy Sheriff Stephen Price Jr., Dutchess Country Sheriff’s Office
 Deputy Sheriff Neil A. Stuart, Dutchess Country Sheriff’s Office
 Police Officer Dennis Mullaney, Town of East Fishkill Police
 Police Officer Jerome Lomangino, Town of Fishkill Police
 Patrolman Antonio Rodriguez, Town of Hyde Park Police
 Trooper Feroze Munim, New York State Police, Troop K (Dover)
 Trooper Jason Timko, New York State Police, Troop K (East Fishkill)
 Trooper Kent T. Smith, New York State Police, Troop K (Poughkeepsie)
 Trooper Michael F. Patterson, New York State Police, Troop K (Rhinebeck)
 Trooper Roy E. Kievit, New York State Police, Troop K (Stormville)
 Trooper David Barnard Jr., New York State Police, Troop K (Wappinger)
 Police Officer Steven Cowles, City of Poughkeepsie Police
 Police Officer Melchiorre Bruschetti, Town of Poughkeepsie Police
 Police Officer Travis Sterritt, Village of Red Hook Police

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