NYPD Pulaski Association Offers Scholarships

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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.

Three Benefits of Attending the 2019 IACP Technology Conference


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During March 2014, Phil Pulaski retired as Chief of Detectives of the NYC Police Department (NYPD) with more than 33 years of law enforcement experience including 22 years of executive experience managing patrol, investigative, counterterrorism, community affairs, quality of life and other public safety operations. In the immediate aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Phil Pulaski managed the NYPD’s counterterrorism and weapons of mass destruction operations. He also supervised, together with his FBI counterpart, numerous terrorism related investigations including the 9-11 World Trade Center attack and October 2001 anthrax attacks. During Phil Pulaski’s tenure, the Joint Terrorist Task Force and Intelligence Division prevented several serious terrorist attacks from occurring in NYC. Among his professional activities, Phil Pulaski is an active member of multiple law enforcement organizations, including the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP).

A nonprofit organization founded in 1893, the IACP is committed to supporting police leaders around the globe, and, in 2019, it will host the IACP Annual Conference and Exposition in Chicago, Illinois, from October 26 to October 29. The conference welcomes qualified non-members, members, and exhibitors. Reasons to consider registering for the 2019 IACP Annual Conference and Exposition include:
1. Networking. While some conferences bring together thousands of individuals committed to law enforcement, the IACP Annual Conference and Exposition is specifically designed to meet the networking needs of police leaders. Approximately 15,000 attendees are expected in 2019.
2. Continuing education. The 2019 conference will feature more than 200 educational workshops to help police leaders address their most pressing challenges, from leadership challenges to officer recruitment and retention.
3. Technology-based solutions. In the Exposition Hall, providers of law enforcement solutions will demonstrate and answer questions related to the latest and emerging technologies.

Manhattan College Brings Renewable Energy to Puerto Rico

Former NYPD Chief of Detectives Phil Pulaski retired from the NYPD during March 2014 after more than 33 years of dedicated service. Phil Pulaski received a Juris Doctor Degree in 1980 from St. John’s University School of Law and a Master of Laws (LLM) advanced law degree from Touro Law School in 2017. He practiced law privately and for the NYPD for more than 35 years. Before going to law school at night, Phil Pulaski received a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering in 1974 and Master’s Degree in Environmental Engineering in 1975 from Manhattan College, Bronx NY. Phil Pulaski worked as an engineer for the US Environmental Protection Agency for 4 years prior to joining the NYPD on September 2, 2019.

During June 2013, Phil Pulaski delivered the keynote address at the 61st annual Environmental Engineering Alumni Club dinner at Manhattan College in Riverdale, New York, where he was honored for his more than 30 years of public service. In the audience were nearly 100 faculty members, graduate students, and alumni from the Manhattan College School of Engineering.

In 2018, a team of students from the Manhattan College School of Engineering led by chemical engineering professor Gennaro Maffia initiated the Water and Solar Power (WASP) project in Añasco City, an area of Puerto Rico still recovering from the after-effects of Hurricane Maria. The group focused on restoring reliable water and electricity access to Colegio De La Salle, a local school serving students from kindergarten to 12th grade.

During the first phase of the project, engineering students undertook preliminary measurements to ready the site for a solar grid, and developed a plan for installing a water tank. As the chemical engineering department implements plans to offer service learning trips over the next few years to complete the project, Manhattan College students have launched a fundraiser to support WASP and other initiatives in Puerto Rico.

Touro College Launches Child Advocacy Clinic


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Phil Pulaski has 36 years of law enforcement experience and was Chief of Detectives of the NYPD for more than 5 years where he was responsible for 3,600 personnel. In the immediate aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Phil Pulaski managed the NYPD’s counterterrorism and weapons of mass destruction operations.

Phil Pulaski holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and master’s degree in environmental engineering from Manhattan College, Bronx, New York. While working full-time as an engineer at the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Phil Pulaski attended St. John’s University School of Law, Queens, New York at night, and received a juris doctor degree in May 1980. He passed the New York State Bar examination in July 1980 and was admitted to practice law in New York State. Phil Pulaski was subsequently admitted to practice law in the US Supreme Court, US Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, and US District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of NY.

Phil Pulaski served as a supervisory attorney in the NYPD’s Legal Bureau for several years and, as he was promoted to higher executive ranks in the department, he continued to closely collaborate with the Deputy Commissioner of Legal Matters particularly regarding the law involving search and seizure, arrest, eyewitness identification, interrogation and electronic surveillance. Phil Pulaski also provided a significant amount of legal training to members of the NYPD including 10 New York State Bar Continuing Legal Education courses.

Since retiring from the NYPD in 2014 and continuing to work as a law enforcement executive, Phil Pulaski attended Touro College, Jacob D. Fuchsberg School of Law in Suffolk, New York at night, and received a master of laws advanced degree (LLM) in January 2018. While studying for his LLM degree, he maintained a 4.0 GPA and graduated summa cum laude.

Touro College recently announced the opening of a Child Advocacy Clinic to provide free representation to children involved in family court cases. The clinic will be staffed by upper-level Touro College students who will assist clients with various issues ranging from child abuse, neglect, inadequate supervision, domestic violence, and custody.

The program will be steered by family law attorney and Touro College alumnus Danielle Schwager. Students will be required to be in court for a full day once a week and then spend another 12 hours a week preparing to meet clients so as to ensure their legal needs are met. Clinic hours will be supervised by Touro faculty. Ultimately, the program will benefit clients with free legal representation while giving advanced law students first-hand experience in family law matters.