The September 26 meeting of the 100 Precinct Community Council was the site of several introductions and one farewell. The biggest introduction was that of Captain Thomas Barrett, the new commanding officer of the 100 Precinct. Barrett, who has 22 years on the job, said he lived on Beach 130 Street when he was first married and was a police officer in the 101 Precinct. He was also assigned to the 100 Precinct in 1993, when he was a sergeant. He described his appointment to precinct commander as his "dream job" and thanked the police commissioner and other high-ranking members of the NYPD, including Chief Tom Dale, the commander of Queens South. "There is no way I would be here without his support, so I just want to publicly thank him," said Barrett.
|The goodbye was said by Captain Charles "Butch" Neacy (right), the former precinct commander, who is now with the NYPD's Major Case Squad. "Ladies and gentlemen, I really enjoyed my time in Rockaway," Neacy began. "A large part of it was the community and the support that the community gave us, in addition to the cops that work down here." Neacy, who ran the precinct for about 2 years, then commented on his succecssor. "I call Tom Barrett a friend," Neacy told the audience. "You're in good hands." Council President Danny Ruscillo (left) presented Neacy with a plaque on behalf of the council. Captain Armando DeLeon, the new "XO" or executive officer of the 100 Precinct, was also introduced at the meeting. Captain Barrett described him as both "a big crime-fighter" and "a real hardworking guy." DeLeon, who was recently promoted to captain, was formerly a special operations lieutenant in the 67 Precinct. Jenny Tubridy (center), who recently joined Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown's staff as an Assistant District Attorney, was introduced to the council for the first time. "I'm from Broad Channel, and a lot of faces here are familiar to me," said Tubridy. "We're here to answer your questions, and if we can't answer them we'll find the answer for you," she told the audience. Brian Hughes (left), another new ADA, was also introduced. |