Mayor Tim Tenke and Chief Bill Whitton are pleased to announce that Officer Christopher Paolillo has been promoted to Detective. In a surprise ceremony today, Chief Whitton said that Detective Paolillo is an outstanding officer and he earned the promotion to detective based on his work. “My Police Department is loaded with a rich pool of talented, intelligent and caring men and women, as such making a decision to transition someone from the patrol force to the Detective Division is not an easy one. I have the upmost confidence in Chris and I know he will serve our community well, keeping in mind his obligation to bring relief to persons that were victimized by crime. I wish Detective Paolillo happiness and much success in his new role with this great organization,” said Chief Whitton.
“I would just like to express my sincere congratulations to Detective Paolillo. He exhibits outstanding qualities and professional skills that will contribute to the continued success of our award winning Police Department in keeping our residents safe,” said Mayor Tenke.
Paolillo has been an officer in the Glen Cove Police Department since December of 2013. He was an NYPD officer for three years prior to becoming an officer with GCPD. He and his wife are expecting their first child this year.
“I want to thank the support of my brothers and sisters in blue, and the support of my community,” said Detective Paolillo.
“He was selected because of the work he has done as a patrolman. It was not an easy decision, but he definitely has the motivation and the tools required to serve the Glen Cove community in an exemplary manner,” said Lt. John Nagle.
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Deputy Chief Ortiz, Mayor Tenke, Detective Paolillo, Chief Whitton, LT. Nagle