2007-02-02 / Community

100 Precinct Honors 'Cops Of The Months'

By Brian Magoolaghan

Captain Charles Neacy, commanding officer of the 100 Precinct (right), stands with Police Officer Brian Driscoll, who was given the "Cop of the Month" award for December, 2006. Photo by Scott Ruscillo Captain Charles Neacy, commanding officer of the 100 Precinct (right), stands with Police Officer Brian Driscoll, who was given the "Cop of the Month" award for December, 2006. Photo by Scott Ruscillo The 100 Precinct honored three police officers with "Cop of the Month" awards last week at the precinct's community council meeting. Captain Charles Neacy, the precinct's commanding officer and Danny Ruscillo, the council president, presented plaques to Police Officers Helen Olagunju, Brian Driscoll and Timothy Villani.

Olagunju was honored for her police - work last November, when she tracked down and arrested a man who had been lurking around St. Rose of Lima Church, Neacy said. The man, who is a career burglar, is now behind bars.

"Helen is going to develop into a fine cop," Neacy said of Olagunju, who is just out of the academy. "We're very happy to have her."

Driscoll was honored for a gun arrest he made last December 9, when he was patrolling near the Hammel Houses and took a loaded .45 caliber handgun off of an 18-year-old who is "well known" to local police, Neacy said. Driscoll, who has about 2 and a half years on the force, made about 50 arrests last year.

Police Officer Helen Olagunju was give the "Cop of the Month" award for November, 2006. Photo by Brian Magoolaghan Police Officer Helen Olagunju was give the "Cop of the Month" award for November, 2006. Photo by Brian Magoolaghan Villani was also honored for the month of December 2006, when he noticed a man behaving suspiciously near the Hammels and subsequently arrested the 22- year-old for possessing a loaded .25 caliber handgun, said Neacy. Villani, who made more than 50 arrests in 2006, "is going to be the future of the 100 Precinct," his commander said.

Dr. Peter Guiney of Peninsula Hospital Center also gave a presentation about expired medications and sharing prescribed medications with others. More on that in next week's wave. Dr. Peter Guiney of Peninsula Hospital Center also gave a presentation about expired medications and sharing prescribed medications with others. More on that in next week's wave. Flanked by 100 Precinct Community Council President Danny Ruscillo (left) and Captain Charles Neacy (right), Police Officer Timothy Villani holds his "Cop of the Month" award for December, 2006. Photo by Brian Magoolaghan Flanked by 100 Precinct Community Council President Danny Ruscillo (left) and Captain Charles Neacy (right), Police Officer Timothy Villani holds his "Cop of the Month" award for December, 2006. Photo by Brian Magoolaghan

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