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.
Supervising Chief Surgeon Eli J. Kleinman is this year’s Robert Colangelo Award Recipient. As the NYPD's Supervising Chief Surgeon, Dr. Eli Kleinman's tenure hasbeen one of unprecedented devotion to the men and women under his care. For his steadfast leadership and altruistic spirit in caring for New York's Finest, Dr. Kleinman has been selected as the 2012 AAPLE Robert Colangelo Award recipient. Congratulations.
Day or night, Dr. Kleinman responds to critical emergencies involving sick or injured members of the NYPD to ensure they receive the best treatment possible. His hands-on approach extends to the cadre of caregivers under his management as well, cultivating a staff that is second to none. Supervising Chief Surgeon Kleinman began his career with the New York City Police Department in 1986 as a police surgeon and consulting hematologist.
David A. Kondrup
|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.
Chief of Patrol James P. Hall 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 of Patrol Hall joined the New York City Police Department in January 1981, and began his career on patrol in the Midtown North Precinct. He was promoted to Sergeant in October 1984; Lieutenant in November 1989; Captain in September 1996; Deputy Inspector in May 1999; Inspector in June 2001; Deputy Chief in February 2003; Assistant Chief in July 2005; and Chief of Transit Bureau in February 2007. He has served in the 6, 70, 71, 112, 115 and Midtown North Precincts; the Brooklyn North Tactical Narcotics Team (TNT); Patrol Borough Brooklyn North; Patrol Borough Queens North; Queens Narcotics Division; the Organized Crime Investigation Division; the Street Crime Unit; the Office of the Deputy Commissioner, Community Affairs; and the Transit Bureau.
|2012||James P. Hall|
Raymond W. Kelly
|2007||Joseph F. X. Cunneen|