Past Presidents

Arlene Sabo - Vassar College Safety & Security

Written by C.J. Ostrowski. Posted in Past Presidents

2016 - 2017

Arlene Sabo currently serves as the Director of Safety and Security at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY. Sabo has worked in campus law enforcement for the past 30 years, serving as Chief of Police at SUNY Plattsburgh for the last 14 years. She holds a Masters Degree from SUNY Potsdam and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. Sabo has served as a past president of the SUNY University Police Chiefs’ Association, and she is a current member of the New York State Association of Chiefs of Police and the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

Rebecca Thompson - Syracuse Police Department

Written by C.J. Ostrowski. Posted in Past Presidents

2014 - 2015

Rebecca Thompson is a Deputy Chief with the Syracuse Police Department in charge of the Uniform Bureau. She started her career in 1986 as a road patrol officer. Since then she has risen through the ranks until 2010 when she was promoted from patrol Captain to her current position as Deputy Chief. Rebecca has worked in various divisions in her department including Special Investigations, Drug Enforcement Task Force, Command Officer of the Family Services Division, and Commander of the First Platoon Patrol.

Margaret E. Ryan - Dryden PD

Written by Anthony Drago. Posted in Past Presidents

2012 - 2013

Chief Margaret E. Ryan of the Dryden Police Department has been Chief since 2002. In addition to the day to day responsibilities as Chief Executive, Chief Ryan has been involved in law enforcement and the community beyond the Village of Dryden. Chief Ryan is currently the Immediate Past President of the New York State Association of Chiefs of Police and a Past President of the Central New York Association of Chiefs of Police.

Cathy Johansen - Peekskill Police Department (retired)

Written by C.J. Ostrowski. Posted in Past Presidents

2015 - 2016

Cathy Johansen is a retired Lieutenant with the City of Peekskill Police Department whom maintains a strong connection to her career through her ties with New York Women in Law Enforcement. Cathy started with the Peekskill Police and worked her way up through the ranks while focusing on juvenile issues, sex crimes investigations and domestic violence and child abuse investigations. 

Casey E. Quinlan - NYS Office of the Attorney General

Written by Anthony Drago. Posted in Past Presidents

2013 - 2014

Casey Quinlan is a Senior Investigator with the New York State Office of the Attorney General. In her tenure with the Attorney General's Office she has investigated both civil and criminal matters. She was an initial member of New York’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, part of a federal pilot program that has grown into a national initiative aimed at protecting our youth from the dangers that exist in the digital world.

Diana L. Pizzuti - NYPD

Written by Anthony Drago. Posted in Past Presidents

2011 - 2012

Assistant Chief Diana L. Pizzuti is the Commanding Officer of Patrol Borough Queens North, overseeing eight (8) patrol precincts that cover a 50-square mile area encompassing diverse ethnic communities with an estimated 1.3 million residents.  She is the former Commanding Officer of the Police Academy, responsible for administering all training for the New York City Police Department’s 52,000 sworn and civilian employees.