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  Chief Eugene S. Tumolo - President

Chairman of 207M Restoration Committee

Eugene Tumolo is the retired Chief of Police for the City of Peekskill, New York. He is the former president of NYS Assoc. of Chiefs of Police, as well as the former president of Westchester County Chiefs of Police Association.
Mr. Tumolo has served on numerous  committees sponsored by  NYS Department of Criminal Justice Services for the purpose of developing policies for law enforcement standards, private firearms purchases by police and peace officers, and  to address other law enforcement issues. Throughout his career, Mr. Tumolo was involved in thousands of high profile criminal investigations of  various violent crimes such as homicides, shootings, robberies, rapes and  many others, most of which were successfully concluded at a rate far beyond that of the national average for law enforcement agencies.

Mr. Tumolo coordinated the implementation of many youth gang diversion programs and assisted in the development of numerous youth assistance programs.    He coordinated  several large scale  criminal investigations which joined local, State, County  and federal law enforcement agencies who  worked  collaboratively on major drug targets.
He has served for 44 years in the professional, including 18 years as Chief of Police.

Hon. Bruce A. Blakeman - Executive Director

 

Bruce Blakeman has been active in law enforcement and homeland security in the New York metropolitan region for almost 20 years. He holds a certificate in Homeland Security Management and currently serves on the faculty of Long Island University as a Senior Fellow in the Department of Homeland Security Studies. Mr. Blakeman is on the board of Crime Stoppers, is Deputy Counsel to the Nassau County Fire Marshall’s Benevolent Association, and is Director of the New York COPS Foundation. He also holds many honorary titles for NY State, City, and Long Island districts. In 2011, Mr. Blakeman was awarded Law Professional of the Year by the NY/NJ Detectives’ Crime Clinic, and is a frequent guest and contributor on FOX cable news.

Mr. Blakeman has had extensive experience in financial and budgetary matters in both the public and private sector, serving as Commissioner of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Mr. Blakeman previously served as the Presiding Officer (Speaker) of the Nassau County Legislature, as well as Chairman of the Budget Review Committee and Vice Chairman of the Finance Committee. Prior to becoming Presiding Officer of the Nassau County Legislature, Mr. Blakeman was a member of the Hempstead Town Board, Hempstead, NY.
Mr. Blakeman is currently a member of the law firm of Abrams Fensterman Fensterman Eisman Greenberg Formato & Einiger located in Lake Success, NY, where his areas of practice include real estate, commercial litigation, transportation, finance and insurance. He was formerly a partner in the law firm of Robert M. Blakeman & Associates. Mr. Blakeman has received Martindale Hubbel’s highest rating, A-V and has been listed in Who’s Who in American Law.

   Ted Novick - Lead Counsel

 

Ted Novick is an Equity Partner at Gaines, Novick, Ponzini, Cossu & Venditti, LLP, with 23 years of trial experience. For the past 13 years his goal has been to build a top law firm in Westchester County, NY (now the 12th largest in the County and growing) that works on quality over quantity all over NY State. For six years in the Westchester County Attorney's office he prosecuted child abuse and child neglect cases, tried jury trials to verdict and handled numerous General Municipal Law matters. Since August 2000, Mr. Novick has been a founding member and trial attorney for Gaines, Novick, Pozini, Cossu & Venditti, LLP, handling the firm's medical malpractice and personal injury division, as well as litigation and negotiations.

Mr. Novick also handles medical malpractice and wrongful death cases on behalf of innocent victims of negligence.
His specialties include: medical malpractice, wrongful death, construction accidents, elevator accidents, serious auto and bus accidents, nursing home and hospital accidents, constitutional rights violations and General Municipal Law. He also defends cases where the defendant is being wrongfully sued.
In addition to the NYS CBA, Ted Novick has been appointed General Counsel to New York State Crime Stoppers.

   Professor Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. - CBA Counsel

 

Professor Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. is Chairman of the Board of the Waterkeeper Alliance, having previously served as its president. He also is a Professor of Environmental Law at Pace Law School, as well as Co-Director of the Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic. Professor Kennedy serves as Chief Prosecuting Attorney for the Hudson Riverkeeper Fund and Senior Attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council, directing NRDC’s Estuary Enforcement Project. Through these, and in conjunction with the clinic, he has brought successful legal actions prosecuting governments and companies for polluting the Hudson River and Long Island Sound. Kennedy has successfully argued cases to expand citizen access to the shoreline, to promote environmental justice, and to protect New York City’s water supply and reservoirs.

Professor Kennedy has published several books, including The Riverkeepers (1997) with John Cronin. He has written numerous articles which have appeared in The New York Times, Atlantic Monthly, The Wall Street Journal, Esquire, The Village Voice, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, and the Pace Environmental Law Review.

Chief Michael Collins (Ret.) - Board Member

Chief James Morgan (Ret.) - Retiree Vice Chairman

Michael Collins is New York City’s former Police Director and Chief of Police for the Department of Environmental Protection. He has served as a Special Assistant to the Mayor of the City of New York and as Director of Security Planning for the NYC Water Supply System. He has been a member of the Police Executive Research Forum and served as Director of Fire & Life Safety at Goldman Sachs. He is a past Chairman and President of the Officers Association for New York’s National Guard and State Drilling Forces. He is a commissioned naval officer who served as Commander of Navy and Marine Corps personnel activated for duty at Ground Zero. He is a graduate of the New York City Police Academy and Fire Academy. He has attended the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and holds a holds a Bachelors Degree from New York Institute of Technology.

James Morgan started his police career in 1962 with the Palisades Park Police, then to Peekskill Police Dept. in 1963. To the Town Yorktown in 1964. Held all ranks in Yorktown. Past president of PBA for 3 years. Retired as Chief in 1995. Now, is an elected councilman, on the Town Board, Town of Fulton.

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Chief Thomas J. Natasi (Ret.) - Sergeant at Arms

Mary McMickle - Administrative Assistant

Chief Thomas J. Nastasi, Ret., has had a long and distinguished career (33 years) with the City of New York Court system. He ended his career after serving for 13 years as the Chief Court Officer of the City of New York. He served on numerous Boards and associations during his career and after retirement.

Mary McMickle is a former Ulster County Legislator.
She was the Ulster County (NY) STOP DWI Coordinator for 20 years and has been a member of the CBA since it’s inception. She maintains the CBA records and is very often the contact person for members. Mary is a past president and 20 + year member of the Lion’s Club of Kingston, NY. Mary lives in Indian Harbour Beach,
Florida – AKA- CBA South.

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Chief Robert Dagostino (Ret.) - Zone Representative

Chief Joseph V. Olenik - Past President

Chief Robert J. Dagostino has been in law fo rthe past twenty-seven(27)years, rising through the ranks to be appointed as chief of the Mount Kisco Police Department in August 1995. Chief Dagostino led the department to New York State Accreditation in October 2001. He has a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Pace University, is a graduate of the 177th session of the FBI National Academy and the 96th session of the University of Southern California Delinquency Control Institute.

The President, Joseph V. Olenik has been in law enforcement for 22 years. He currently serves as Chief of Police for The NYS University Police at Purchase. He holds a Master Instructor Certification with the NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services and currently instructs at the Zone 3 Police Academy.

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Deputy Inspector General Robert M. Gabrielli - Public Relations

Chief William Carlos, Jr. (Ret.) - Board Member

Robert M. Gabrielli is the NYS Deputy Inspector General of
Frauds in the Workers’ Compensation Board and the Chief of Investigations. Prior to that appointment, he served as Director
of Inspectional Services there.
He holds a Certified Inspector General designation with the National Association of Inspectors General, and was formerly with the New Paltz Police Department.

Chief Bill Carlos started his police career in the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department rising through the ranks to Lieutenant. In 1987 Bill took the position of Chief of Police in the Town of Putnam Valley until September of 1997. One of the original founding members of C.B.A. he is currently serving as treasurer.
Bill was responsible for bringing the D.A.R.E. program into New York State in 1988. That year Putnam Valley had 103 fifth graders complete the program, the first class in the state. Since then the program has grown to over 1 million students each year.

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Chief Robert Williams (Ret.) - Zone Representative

Kenneth D. Honig, CEM, LPN, EMT-P (ret) - Board Member

Chief Robert P. Williams (Ret.) served as Chief of Police for the Village of Owego Police Department (Tioga County) from 3/1/82 until retirement on 7/9/01. Over 28 years of law enforcement experience in New York State. Led the Owego Police Department to NYS Law Enforcement Accreditation recognition. Served as a Master Police Instructor and Zone No. 6 Training Coordinator and also as an Accreditation Assessor and Team Leader. Holds a Masters Degree in Education (Adult Education) from Elmira College. Currently serving as Adjunct Lecturer in Criminal Justice for Marist College.

Kenn Honig spent 28 years as a police officer, sergeant, patrol supervisor, aircraft rescue fire fighter, A.R.F.F. crew chief, academy instructor, lieutenant, tour commander, captain, inspector, unit head and commanding officer with the police force of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. During that time Kenn participated in the initial response to five major aircraft crashes, both on and off an airport, as well as the 1993 terrorist bombing and 9-11 attack at the World Trade Center. Following the 9-11 attacks Kenn was the Emergency Operations Center Manager for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, as a member of the Public Safety Department Command Staff he served as Emergency Management Liaison, and Police Commanding Officer for John F. Kennedy International and LaGuardia Airports..

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Asst. Chief Peter J. Macaluso (Ret.) - Board Member

(In Memory) Chief Richard Sassi

Secretary, Assistant Chief Peter Macaluso is a graduate of the FBI National Academy (175th Session) and has been in law enforcement for 34 years. In 1998 he retired as Sergeant in Cortlandt, NY, where he served as executive officer/detective commander. He then spent 2 years in the private sector working in executive protection. In 2000 he was appointed to the rank of inspector with the NY State University Police at Purchase, NY. Shortly thereafter he was promoted to assistant chief of police. Peter has since retired from SUNY IN 2010, and has returned to the private sector working in security.

Chief Richard J. Sassi was a graduate of the FBI National Academy (169th session), held a Master Degree in Criminal Justice and had been in law enforcement for 28 years serving the City of Beacon. He started as a patrolman with the City of Beacon Police and rose through the ranks to his current position of Chief. He had spent the last 9 years of his career as Chief of the City of Beacon Police department.

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Chris Casa - Administrative Assistant

Andrew Kane - Site Administrator