Officer Returns To Garden City To Join Village Ranks


It was Police Commissioner Kenneth Jackson’s honor to introduce police officer Thomas Imperatore to the board of trustees, the newest member of the Garden City Police Department.

Officer Imperatore attended and graduated from Adelphi University. As a former resident, he also volunteered with the Garden City Special Police from 2011-14 until he became a New York City Police Officer in July 2014. He served seven years in the New York City Police Department prior to being offered the opportunity to join Garden City’s ranks.

As a member of the NYPD he was not only a patrol officer, but also served as a Neighborhood Community Officer. During his time in the city, he received the Cop of the Month award as well as numerous citations from the local Senate, the Community Council and the Community Board.

Commissioner Jackson spoke highly of officer Imperatore’s efforts as a Special Police Officer, praising his outstanding volunteer work when Superstorm Sandy hit.

“He sold me then and he sold me now. Thank you very much for giving us the opportunity to bring him back here,” he said.

Mayor Cosmo Veneziale added, “I congratulate you on your appointment. You will be a great asset to the police department.”

—Submitted by the Village of Garden City

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