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Release Date: January 20, 2009

The Greenburgh Town Board has appointed Captain Joseph DeCarlo as Police Chief-designee for the town. Chief John Kapica will be stepping down later this year and will be working with Chief-designee DeCarlo so that there will be a smooth transition. Joseph DeCarlo was appointed to the Police Department in 1977.  He was one of the first members of the department to be certified as a Police Paramedic. He has served as a Detective, Sergeant and Lieutenant. He was the departments' Special Investigations officer and also commanded the department's patrol division. Captain DeCarlo has also commanded the department's Detective division and is the Accreditation Manager. He has worked with the Juvenile Aid Unit and the Greenburgh Drug Task Force.  He was largely responsible for the department twice receiving state accreditation.  Captain DeCarlo ranked first in Westchester County on 1996 competitive civil service examination for the rank of Captain. He resides in Hastings on Hudson and attended Woodlands High School. He received his BS from Mercy College in Sociology.
The Town Board interviewed three candidates for the position. Each is highly qualified. We also reached out to members of the community seeking input from the community regarding the new police chief. We appreciate the comments we received from residents and civic leaders during the past few weeks.
Greenburgh Town Supervisor

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