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Thursday, September 12, 2019

RIOC Names Former NYPD Detective Anthony Amoroso As New Deputy Chief Of Roosevelt Island Public Safety Department - PSD Will Continue Community Policing Policies Established Under Retired Chief McManus Says RIOC


As reported last June, Jack McManus retired as Roosevelt Island Public Safety Department Chief on July 1, 2019 and Deputy Chief Kevin Brown took over as Acting Chief.

 Chief McManus and Deputy Chief Brown At June 25 PSC Meeting Image From Frank Farance

Today, the Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) announced:
On Monday, September 9, 2019, Anthony Amoroso became the new Deputy Director of the Public Safety Department (PSD). He fills the former role once held by current PSD Acting Chief Kevin Brown. Director Amoroso is a resident of Monroe, New York, but grew up in Massapequa on Long Island. At the age of 20, he joined the New York Police Department (NYPD) where he worked for over 28 years. Director Amoroso achieved the rank of Detective First Grade. Mr. Amoroso comes to RIOC with an extensive training background Anthony was a senior detective investigator and instructor assigned to train all members of NYPD Detective Bureau.

During his tenure at the NYPD, Director Amoroso was:
  • Instructor Development Programs, designed to exchange and relay leading-edge ideas in the field
  • Developed and collaborated on innovative courses and lessons of various tactical operations for current and newly assigned Detectives, Supervisors and Undercover Officers.
Some of the certifications in training that Mr. Amoroso holds include:
  • Certified General Topics Instructor, State of New York Division of Criminal Justice Services
  • Certified Defensive Tactics Instructor, State of New York Division of Criminal Justice Services
  • Certified Firearms Instructor, State of New York Division of Criminal Justice Services.
  • In addition to training Mr. Amoroso was a patrol officer in the housing developments of NYC and he was a detective investigator in NYPD narcotics division.
I asked RIOC President Susan Rosenthal:
PSD Deputy Director Amoroso has an impressive background with NYPD.

Not mentioned in the announcement is if he has extensive experience with community policing which was prioritized with great success for the Roosevelt Island community by former Chief Jack McManus?

Kevin has said that community policing was a priority that would continue under his leadership.

Any additional info on community policing background?

Also, any info or timeline about the naming of a permanent Chief of PSD?
A RIOC spokesperson replied:
Deputy Director Amoroso is as committed to community policing as Acting Chief Brown and as Chief McManus was before him. It is a program that is obviously working on Roosevelt Island and we see no reason to change a winning formula now. We hope to be making an announcement about a permanent chief sometime in October.

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