DATE/TIME: Monday, November 3rd, 2003 / 03:30 PM

Mayor Albert Jurczynski, Public Safety Commissioner Daniel Boyle, and Police Chief Michael Geraci are proud to announce that Officer Kevin Kilcullen has received a Top Cop Award from the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services and Mothers Against Drunk Driving for his outstanding dedication to highway safety and DWI detection efforts in the City of Schenectady.

Officer Kilcullen is among only 11 police officers statewide to be selected for the award.

Officer Kilcullen and the other recipients will be formally honored at a luncheon on Tuesday, November 18th at noon at the Century House Restaurant on Loudon Road in Latham.

Officer Kilcullen, a 12˝-year veteran, has been assigned to the DWI Enforcement position since its implementation on March 1st, 2002. During that time, he has made 88 DWI arrests and 309 total arrests (many of them for felonies). He has also issued 1,192 traffic tickets, many of those for aggressive driving violations that are a risk to the public’s safety.

Chief Geraci states that “Officer Kilcullen’s enforcement efforts are an indication of his personal commitment to improving highway safety in Schenectady. It also demonstrates the value that our agency places on improving all quality-of-life issues for our citizens.”

Officer Kilcullen is deserving of special recognition for his efforts to make the streets of Schenectady safer.