Salute to Law Enforcement Day Keynote Speaker

Dear Friends,

I am pleased to announce that decorated NYPD officer, former Mount Vernon Police Chief and current White Plains Public Safety Commissioner, David Chong, will serve as our keynote speaker at Salute to Law Enforcement Day.

WHAT: Salute to Law Enforcement Day, awards presentation, followed by reception

WHEN: Saturday, January 10th at 2:00 PM

WHERE: Knights of Columbus Council 4065, 339 Route 82, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

(Next to Handshakes Restaurant)

Hope to see you there.


From Commissioner Chong's Official Bio:

During Mr. Chong’s career within the New York City Police Department, he served in many high-profile assignments, including the Tactical Patrol Unit, as an undercover Detective infiltrating Asian Organized Crime and Gangs; as a Sergeant, Detective Sergeant, Lieutenant, and Lieutenant Detective Commander in units such as The Mayor’s Social Club Inspectional Task Force, Public Moral Division, Narcotics Division, Organized Crime Investigations Division, Organized Crime Control Bureau, High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, and Homicide Squad; the 77th, 104th, and 5th Precincts on Patrol; and retired as the Commanding Officer of the Counter-Terrorism Bureau’s Global Intelligence Unit, formed shortly after the attacks on September 11, 2001.

Mr. Chong has received numerous awards and medals over his law enforcement career, over 119 medals and honors while in NYPD alone and was honored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security 2007 “Excellence in Leadership” award. His most recent honors include the 2011 Salvation Army "Community Service Award" and the 2011 Slater Center "Community Service" Award.

Commissioner Chong holds an Associate’s Degree in Business Marketing and Finance from Queensborough Community College, a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from John Jay College, and a Masters of Public Administration from Marist College. He is a graduate of the 204th session of the FBI National Academy, and has attended training in Israel, London, France, and the Headquarters of the Central Intelligence Agency on international terrorism, suicide bombers and law enforcement intelligence. Commissioner Chong is also an Adjunct Professor of Criminal Justice at Berkeley College.

Commissioner Chong's full bio can be found at: