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Ed Day, Rockland County Executive

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 22, 2014
Contact:  Jenn Profenna Hasan  (845) 638-5495
 

COUNTY EXECUTIVE HONORS TOP POLICE OFFICERS FOR DWI ARRESTS IN 2013

NEW CITY, NY --  County Executive Ed Day today honored 20 police officers who made ten or more DWI arrests in 2013 at the annual STOP-DWI Awards Ceremony in New City.  The honorees were presented with certificates and pins in recognition of their good work.

In 2013, a total of 803 people were arrested in Rockland County for driving while intoxicated.

"We cannot thank these officers enough for their day to day efforts in combating drinking and driving and keeping offenders off the road," said Day.   "We are confident they will continue to ensure the safety of our residents."

Spring Valley Police Officer Yakov Polowin was named "Top Cop" for making 52 arrests in 2013.  Second place honors went to Orangetown Police Officer Kirk Vega for making 18 arrests.  Officer Robert Moger of the Sheriff's Department was named "Top Sheriff" for making 29 arrests.  Lt. Jim Benison of the Sheriff's Department received second place honors with 21 arrests.  The "Top Trooper" spot went to New York State Trooper Thomas Tierney for arresting 20 DWI offenders, with second place honors going to Trooper Frank Rose for 19 arrests, both of Troop F.

"Thank you to all of our officers for enforcing Rockland's zero tolerance policy," said STOP-DWI Coordinator Leslie Chernin.  "We must continue to reach out to our young people and members of the community and let them know that drinking and driving will not be tolerated."

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