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Patrick J. Carroll was appointed Police Commissioner for the City of New Rochelle, N.Y. Police Department in December, 1993. He has implemented Police and Community Together (P.A.C.T.), which is city-wide community policing and has implemented problem solving policing on a department wide basis. Since his appointment as Police Commissioner, he has created new units and programs within the department which have brought the community and police department closer together in a mutual effort to solve the problems of the City.

Commissioner Carroll is a strong proponent of training and education for all members of the Department.

Prior to his appointment as Police Commissioner of the New Rochelle Police Department Commissioner Carroll was a 28 year veteran of the New York City Police Department, attaining the rank of Inspector. Prior to joining the police department, he worked at United Airlines and taught 4th grade elementary school.

Commissioner Carroll attended Fordham University and John Jay College of Criminal Justice where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree. He graduated Summa Cum Laude and was designated Class Valedictorian of his graduating class. He went on to attain a Master of Arts in Urban Affairs at Hunter College, New York and studied in the Doctoral Program of Social Psychology at the City University of New York Graduate Center. The Commissioner also attended The Police Management Institute of Columbia University and received a business certificate from that institution.

During his tenure in the New York City Police Department, Commissioner Carroll was the Commanding Officer of the New York City Police Department Emergency Services Unit where he directed and coordinated city-wide 350 sworn personnel for all major disasters, rescues and tactical operations. He was also the on-site coordinator for F.E.M.A. ( Federal Emergency Managment Agency).

As a Deputy Inspector from October, 1989 to December, 1992 Commissioner Carroll was the Commanding Officer of the 75th Precinct in East New York, Brooklyn where he managed and directed over 400 uniformed personnel in one of the busiest precincts in the city. He also coordinated and organized community marches to Washington, D.C.

From August, 1988 to October, 1989 Commissioner Carroll was the Commanding Officer of the 79th Precinct in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. During his time there, he managed a very sensitive command dealing with racial issues and augmenting the community in their efforts against the drug epidemic

From June 1986 to August 1988 Commissioner Carroll was the Commanding Officer of the 108th Precinct in Woodside, Queens. While at the 108th he organized activities of the Drug Enforcement Program for the Woodside area and was involved in the Quality of Life program, dealing directly with community members to alleviate everyday annoyances and grievances.

From 1975 to 1986, Commissioner Carroll was assigned as a Lieutenant in the 7th Precinct on the Lower East Side of Manhattan where he directed "Operation Pressure Point", the largest drug enforcement program undertaken by the New York City Police Department.

In 1998 Commissioner Carroll was the recipient of the McCabe Fellowship which was established as an exchange program between the Garda (Police) of Ireland and police executives in New York. He lectured there on community policing and computer technology.

On May 4, 2002, Commissioner Carroll was inducted into the Hunter College Hall of Fame. During his leisure time, Commissioner Carroll enjoys skiing, basketball, golf and fishing. He is married and has seven children, one of whom is a police officer.

"Operation Pressure Point, An Urban Drug Enforcement Strategy"; FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, Vol.58, Number 4, April, 1989
"Lower East Side Did Not Win In Order To Lose"; The New York Times, January 12, 1985

"The Essence of Policing In A Diversified Community"; Communiqu?An Garda S?h? Management Journal (to be published in March, 2000)

AWARDS: Police Management Institute Fellowship; Hunter Scholarship (NYC Police Department); Valedictorian ( John Jay College); Bloomingdale Trophy (Outstanding Police Recruit)

ORGANIZATIONS: International Association of Chiefs of Police; American Academy of Professional Law Enforcement; Police Executive Research Forum; New York Association of Chiefs of Police; Westchester County Chiefs of Police Association.


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