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Apr 19 2012

NYIT Honors Old Westbury and Old Brookville Police Departments

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Old Westbury, N.Y.   (April 19, 2012) – New York Institute of Technology recognized outstanding police service from Old Brookville and Old Westbury, including the heroics of a sergeant from the Old Brookville Police Department who saved the life of a heart attack victim in Oyster Bay earlier this year.
The campus, which is covered by both police departments, has been ranked in recent years among the safest in the country by The Daily Beast.
"It is your dedication and your professionalism that backs us up and makes us one of the safest colleges in the nation," NYIT Director of Facilities Operations William Marchand told the crowd of officers, law enforcement officials, and NYIT administrators at the NYIT de Seversky Mansion.
The award winners are:  Sgt. Thomas Eagan, Sgt. Michael Clarke, and Police Officer Michael Colello of the Old Brookville Police Department and Det. Edward Kehoe, Jr., Lt. Dennis McCavera, Lt. James Mayberry, and Police Officer Charles Cromer of the Old Westbury Police Department. 
“Today’s affair was an outstanding morale booster for our Department and not only provided our personnel with the opportunity to be recognized for the exceptional work that they do, but also provided us with the chance to interact with some of the NYIT staff in a terrific setting, said Old Brookville Police Department Chief Richard Smith.  "We are grateful to the administration of NYIT for hosting this event and look forward to our continued partnership in keeping NYIT a leader in campus safety and security. “ 
Nassau County Police Department Chief Steven E. Skrynecki, an NYIT graduate, also praised the local departments and the university's security operations.
"Things are going right here," said Skrynecki.   
“In everything we do, we try to make sure that safety and security are number one,” said Niyazi Bodur, Vice President of IT & Infrastructure. “We cannot do this without our partners:  the Old Brookville Police Department, the Old Westbury Police Department and the Nassau County Police Department.”
The awards were presented by John Schmitt, an Old Brookville resident and former New York Jets center who played on the victorious Super Bowl championship team in 1969.  
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