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New Port Chester Police Chief Richard Conway Proposes Police/Community Council

New Police Chief Richard Conway has been a member of the force during a significant drop in violent crime in Port Chester.

New Port Chester Police Chief Richard Conway, a 28-year veteran of the force, has seen a lot during his tenure with the department, and all that experience gives him some perspective on what can help the department continue to evolve. 

Two things that he hopes to implement involve outreach to the residents of the Village, he told Patch. He was appointed chief by the Board of Trustees earlier this week.

"I hope to initiate a police community council based on those presently in operation in the City of New York and Yonkers," said Conway. "I am also trying to get our Youth Police Initiative chartered by the Police Athletic League."

The influx of restaurants and entertainment venues in the Village presents certain challenges to law enforcement, he said, mainly the population surges that those establishments bring to the Downtown area. But the force has been up to that challenge, particularly in recent years.

The modest Conway, who declined a photo request for this story, only said he  became a lieutenant in 1999, but did not mention his role the dramatic 23 percent drop in violent crime in Port Chester between 2007 and 2012. Instead he praised the other members of the force.

"I am extremely proud of the accomplishments of the department over the past several years," said Conway. "That reduction was due to many factors, most notably the hard work of the men and women of the Department."


lory Gambrill July 03, 2014 at 08:50 PM
Congratulations !
Anne Latella July 04, 2014 at 11:23 AM
Chief Conway Has all the requirements to make the Port Chester Police Department the most efficient one in the New York Metropolitan Area. He has the ability to gain the cooperation of the entire village.
JJ July 05, 2014 at 07:28 AM
A true professional who is and has been an asset to this beleaguered police department. This is a good department that was sorely lacking leadership and professionalism. Chief Conway is the right person for the job more than ever now. I'm sure he'll look at some of these promotions that have been filled with nepotism too. Best of luck to a great Cop!

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