In 1985, NYPD Chief of Detectives, Robert Colangelo assumed the reins as President of the American Academy of Law Enforcement. At that time, the financial condition of the organization was poor, membership was low and activities were virtually nonexistent. Through dedicated work and strong commitment to quality, Chief Colangelo was successful in revitalizing AAPLE. The membership grew rapidly and activities, such as professional seminars, became common events that were sponsored by AAPLE. His efforts to improve and revitalize our organization is memorialized in an award to an AAPLE member who epitomizes Chief Colangelo's ideals and commitment.
NYPD DEPUTY COMMISSIONER, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
V. JAMES ONALFO
Deputy Commissioner, Information Technology V. James Onalfo is this year’s Robert Colangelo Award Recipient. For his major role and contribution to the law enforcement community in fighting crime with the latest in computer technology, he has been selected as the 2013 AAPLE Robert Colangelo Award recipient. Congratulations.
Deputy Commissioner Onalfo, a retired US Army Captain, began his career as a senior information technology (IT) executive at General Foods USA in 1967, where he implemented a major payroll work order system, and with a staff of 400 IT professionals, reorganized and installed applications and completed two data centers over the span of two years. In 2003 Deputy Commissioner Onalfo developed a Strategic Systems Plan to move the NYPD into the 21st century. He implemented the NYPD’s Real Time Crime Center (RTCC), a detective case management system where 1 million cases are managed in a modern online computer system; and the PETS system which manages all evidence inventories, as well as many new systems for the NYPD. During his 12-year career with the NYPD, Deputy Commissioner Onlanfo has overhauled the Department’s entire systems and infrastructures. In 2006, the NYPD received six awards for the RTCC, including the Top Government Global award; in 2007 he was selected a Top 5 CIO by Computerworld; and in 2012 a Top 25 CIO Doers, as well as received a Lifetime Achievement Award by the International Port of Police for contributions to Law Enforcement Technologies.
David A. Kondrup
|2013||V. James Onalfo|
|2012||Eli J. Kleinman|
LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER OF THE YEAR
The Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award recognizes outstanding professionals whose performance has demonstrated the highest ideals of excellence in law enforcement.
NYPD CHIEF OF DEPARTMENT
PHILIP BANKS III
Chief of Department Philip Banks III is this year’s Law Enforcement Officer of the Year. His experience, professionalism and dedication to the citizens of the City of New York and the NYPD, has earned him this honor. Congratulations.
Chief Banks joined the NYPD in July 1986, and began his career on patrol in the 81 Precinct. He was promoted to Sergeant in March 1994; Lieutenant in May 1997; Captain in September 1999; Deputy Inspector in June 2001; Inspector in December 2003; Deputy Chief in December 2006; Assistant Chief in June 2009; Chief of Community Affairs in July 2010; and to Chief of Department in April 2013. He has served in the 70, 73, 79, 81, 90 and Central Park Precincts; PBBS, the Harbor Unit, and the School Safety Division Investigations Unit. He served as Commanding Officer of PBMN, and also commanded the 79, 81 and Central Park Precincts. He served as Executive Officer of PBBS, and of the 73 Precinct.
|2012||James P. Hall|
Raymond W. Kelly
|2007||Joseph F. X. Cunneen|
|2013||Philip Banks III|