On Wednesday, December 14th, at the Town of Poughkeepsie Town Board meeting, the Board voted unanimously to make the following Promotions:
NYWLE Member Officer Shannon Rodriguez was promoted to the rank of Patrol Sergeant, effective December 19, 2016. Officer Rodriguez has served as a Patrol Officer for the town of Poughkeepsie since 1999. During her time with the Department she has served in various capacities. She has served as a Crime Scene Technician, as well as a Crisis Negotiator. She has demonstrated an excellent working knowledge of the Patrol Division and its standards and procedures. She has also been an intricate part of the FTO (Field Training Officer) program. Officer Rodriguez earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Marist College.
NYWLE Member Detective Erin Beale was promoted to the rank of Patrol Sergeant, effective December 19, 2016. Detective Beale has served as a Police Officer since 2007. She was assigned to the position of Detective in early 2016. Prior to her assignment to the Detective Division, she was also a Crime Scene Technician and FTO (Field Training Officer). In her short time as a Town of Poughkeepsie Police Officer, Detective Beale has received several specialized schools and training that will certainly be a tremendous value in her new role as a Patrol Sergeant. Detective Beale has earned an Associate of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Dutchess Community College, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from SUNY New Paltz and a Master of Criminal Justice Degree from Boston University.