Resolution J297-2013

Honoring Patrick Smith upon the occasion of his retirement



  • Jan 29, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jan 25, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  honoring Patrick Smith upon the occasion of his
retirement as Director of the Zone 5 Regional Law  Enforcement  Training
Academy, Inc.

WHEREAS,  The  State  of  New  York  takes  great pride in acknowledging
significant milestones in the  distinguished  careers  of  its  esteemed
public servants; and
  WHEREAS,  Patrick  Smith,  Director of Zone 5 Regional Law Enforcement
Training Academy, Inc., was recognized during a holiday party on January
12, 2013 upon the occasion of  his  well-deserved  retirement  after  13
years of dedicated service; and
  WHEREAS, Pat earned an Associate of Arts degree from Fulton-Montgomery
Community  College  and  a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from the
State University of New York College at Buffalo; and
  WHEREAS, He served as Captain and Commanding Officer of the  Detective
Division  and  Youth  Aid  Bureau of the New York State Police from 1991
until 1993; and
  WHEREAS, From 1993 until  1998,  Pat  served  the  Schenectady  Police
Department as Assistant Chief of Police; and
  WHEREAS,  He  began his distinguished tenure as Director of the Zone 5
Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy, Inc. on October 4,  1999;  he
announced  his retirement from this position effective January 11, 2013;
  WHEREAS, Under his capable leadership,  the  academy  moved  from  its
original  location  in Troy to a larger facility in Schenectady in 2004;
  WHEREAS, Pat has been dedicated to  forging  many  new  programs  that
enhance the law enforcement training experience; and
  WHEREAS,  There  has  been a dramatic increase in training, especially
specialized training, at the academy due in  large  part  to  his  close
working relationship with the countless other agencies which utilize the
facility; and
  WHEREAS,  He  has  contributed  his time and expertise to a consortium
involved  in  the  establishment  of  a  state-of-the-art  facility  for
firearms and other training which is soon to open in Glenville; and
  WHEREAS,  Pat  has  also  worked  closely  with the academy's Board of
Directors, overseeing several programs which often run  concurrently  at
the academy; and
  WHEREAS,  He has been a tremendous asset to the academy and the count-
less law enforcement officials who train there; and
  WHEREAS, His expertise, dedication,  professionalism,  and  enthusiasm
are an inspiration to his colleagues; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate Patrick Smith upon his well-deserved retirement as Director
of the Zone 5 Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy, Inc.; and be it
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Patrick Smith.


Open Legislation comments facilitate discussion of New York State legislation. All comments are subject to moderation. Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity or hate speech; or that link to sites outside of the domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday.

By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.


blog comments powered by Disqus