A law enforcement executive with over 35 years of experience, Phil Pulaski retired as the chief of detectives of the New York City Police Department (NYPD) in 2014. During his tenure with the NYPD, Phil Pulaski also served as the commanding officer of the NYPD Counterterrorism Bureau and was active in professional organizations such as the NYPD Pulaski Association.
An organization established in the late 1950s, the NYPD Pulaski Association currently comprises around 1,500 active and retired New York City police officers of Slavic and Polish heritage. In addition to promoting brotherhood and supporting various charitable causes, the group awards more than $10,000 in high school and college scholarship funds each year. Applications are open to children and grandchildren of active and retired members of the NYPD who are also members in good standing of the Pulaski Association. Candidates must be prospective eighth grade graduates or individuals planning to take the Police Reserve Association College Scholarship Exam, which is open to college-bound high school seniors. Scholarship winners are announced in May and awards are given out at the Scholarship Night Presentation in June.