National Police Week Honors the Memory and Service of the Men
and Women in Uniform who Made the Ultimate Sacrifice in the Line of Duty
Pictured are the Yonkers Police Department Captains and Mayor Amicone.
Police Department officially commenced its observation of National
Police Week with a special ceremony at
Amicone presented Police Commissioner Edmund Hartnett with a proclamation
signifying the event’s importance to the department and the community.
Pictured (L-R) MayorPhil Amicone, YPD Commissioner Edmund Hartnett, Yonkers CityCouncil President Chuck Lesnick, Councilwoman Joan Gronowski.
Begun in 1962 by presidential proclamation, National Peace
Officers Memorial Day (May 15 every year) and National Police Week (the week in
which May 15 falls) honor those men and women in uniform who have paid the
ultimate sacrifice, giving their lives in the line of duty.
The highlight of Police Week in
Memorial site at Untermeyer Park
on North Broadway on Wednesday, May 13 at 6:00
On Friday, May 15 the
will be open for tours from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The museum is located at
Police Headquarters, 104 South Broadway.
On Saturday, May 16 the Yonkers Police Department will be
holding a free Child Seat Check and VIN Etching Event from 9:00 a.m.through 3:00 p.m. at the First Precinct, 730 East Grassy Sprain Road.
Call to pre-register at 377-7375.
Specially trained and certified police officers will inspect
car seats for participants in the Child Safety Seat program to determine
whether the car seats meet federal and state safety guidelines and are
correctly installed. Officers will make corrections as needed and show parents
how to install their car seats correctly. A limited amount of car seats are
available at no expense to participants who meet specific economic guidelines.
VIN etching deters auto theft by permanently etching a
vehicle’s VIN (vehicle identification number) into the vehicle’s glass; if the
vehicle is stolen, its glass cannot be used on another vehicle. Participants in
the VIN Etching program may be eligible for a discount on their car
Listed is a schedule
for the Yonkers Police Department’s Police Week events.
May 11 thru
Monday, May 11,
at 10:00 a.m. – Proclamation by Mayor
Phil Amicone officially recognizing Police Week in Yonkers
Tuesday, May 12, at
2:00 – 5:00 p.m. – Open House, All
Wednesday, May 13,
at 6:00 p.m. – Yonkers Police Awards/Memorial Ceremony, Police and Fire Memorial, Untermeyer Park
Thursday, May 14,
from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.– Disabled
Children’s Picnic, Kingsland Point
Friday, May 15, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.–Police Museum
Police Headquarters, Cacace Justice
Saturday, May 16,
from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Child
Safety Seat Check/Vehicle VIN Etching, First Precinct, 730 East Grassy Sprain
Sunday, May 17, at
9:30 a.m — Police Memorial Mass, St.
Eugene’s Church, 32 Massitoa Road