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December 22, 2007

Four New Rochelle police officers promoted

By LESLIE KORNGOLDTHE JOURNAL NEWS 

(Original publication: December 22, 2007) NEW ROCHELLE - News 12 22 07 4 NR Police Officers promoted1.JPGThree police officers and a sergeant were promoted yesterday in a ceremony at City Hall.  Two will work the midnight tour and two will be detectives. 

Sgt. J. Collins Coyne, a nine-year veteran of the force and a fourth-News 12 22 07 PO Coyne with daughter1.JPGgeneration New Rochelle police officer, was promoted to lieutenant. Coyne, vice president of the Superior Officers Association, has training in high-intensity drug trafficking and gang awareness and has attended a street crimes seminar. Coyne will be working the midnight tour. He received a master's in criminal justice from Iona College in 2004.

Also assigned to the midnight tour will be newly promoted Sgt. Neil Reynolds, a 13-year veteran. Reynolds is one of only three officers on the force licensed to practice law in New York. He has been trained in emergency service operations by the NYPD and has state certification as an instructor for Drug Abuse Resistance Education. He also hastraining as an examiner of fraudulent documents and in gang investigation. 

Officers Judy Brandeis and Joseph Salerno have been assigned to the Detective Division. 

Brandeis has been on the force five years and was named officer of the month for December 2005 and received the Commissioner's Award in 2006. She has training in DWI testing and is a certified emergency medical technician. Brandeis is pursuing a master's in criminal justice at Iona College. 

Salerno joined the department in 1999, having already put in a year with the NYPD in the Bronx. Before that, he served as a New Rochelle assistant harbormaster for several summers. Salerno is studying for his master's in criminal justice from Iona College next spring. Salerno's training ranges from emergency services operations to ganginvestigation and interrogation methods. He has also been certified as field training officer, a position requiring him to provide guidance and orientation to probationary officers.  

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