AWARDS


COLANGELO AWARD

In 1985, NYPD Chief of Detectives, Robert Colangelo assumed the reins as President of the American Academy of Law Enforcement. At that time, the financial condition of the organization was poor, membership was low and activities were virtually nonexistent. Through dedicated work and strong commitment to quality, Chief Colangelo was successful in revitalizing AAPLE. The membership grew rapidly and activities, such as professional seminars, became common events that were sponsored by AAPLE. His efforts to improve and revitalize our organization is memorialized in an award to an AAPLE member who epitomizes Chief Colangelo's ideals and commitment.

John J. MillerNYPD DEPUTY COMMISSIONER, INTELLIGENCE & COUNTERTERRORISM

John J. Miller

2015 AAPLE ROBERT COLANGELO AWARD RECIPIENT.
DEPUTY COMM. INTELLIGENCE & COUNTERTERRORISM JOHN J. MILLER

Commissioner Miller’s dedication to law enforcement and commitment to the safety of the citizens of NYC and beyond is why he was selected as the 2015 AAPLE Robert Colangelo Award Recipient. John Miller is the former Deputy Director of the Intelligence Analysis Division at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). He worked as part of the Analysis Division team to support the National Intelligence Managers and the Unifying Intelligence Strategies relating to global regions and threats. Prior to service with the ODNI, Commissioner Miller served as Assistant Dir. of the FBI, heading the Office of Public Affairs and serving as the FBI’s National Spokesman. In addition, he was the accountable executive for developing a compliance system to ensure that the FBI’s mission as a member of the US Intelligence Community was being carried out. The result was the Strategy Performance Sessions (SPS) lead by Director Robert Mueller. The SPS, similar to the Compstat system used by major police agencies, has become an effective tool to measure the effectiveness of the FBI’s intelligence programs. Before joining the FBI, Commissioner Miller was the C.O. of the Counter Terrorism & Criminal Intelligence Bureau of the Los Angeles Police Department. Prior to the LAPD, he served as the NYPD’s Deputy Commissioner, Public Information. Along with his service in law enforcement and intelligence, Commissioner Miller is a well-known journalist and author. He is the winner of nine Emmy Awards, two Peabody Awards and a DuPont Award. He is best known for his interview with terrorist leader Osama Bin Laden in Afghanistan, coverage of international terrorism, and live coverage of 9/11.


2014 AAPLE ROBERT COLANGELO AWARD

CHIEF OF INTELLIGENCE THOMAS GALATI

Chief Galati’s dedicated service to the NYPD and his commitment to the safety of all citizens of New York City earned him AAPLE’S 2014 ROBERT COLANGELO AWARD.
Chief of Intelligence Thomas Galati, a 30-year veteran of the NYPD and Medal of Valor recipient, received the AAPLE 2014 Robert Colangelo Award. Chief Galati joined the NYPD July 1984, and began his career on patrol in the 115 Precinct. He was promoted to Sergeant in December 1989; Lieutenant in November 1996; Captain in January 1999; Deputy Inspector in August 2001; Inspector in June 2003; Deputy Chief in April 2004, and Assistant Chief in December 2008. Chief Galati has held the title of commanding officer of the 46, 47, Bronx Street Crime, Gang Division and currently the Intelligence Division for the past seven years. He has also served in the 19, 32, 103, 109, 115 Precincts and the Street Crime Unit. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from the State University of New York. He is also a 2003 graduate of the Police Management Institute at Columbia University, and a 2011 graduate of Harvard University's John F. Kennedys School of Government.

AWARD RECIPIENTS
1993
Felicia Shpeitzer
1995
David A. Kondrup
1997
Charles Rose
1999
John Santimauro
2001
Alfonso Campagnola
2003
Chip Smith
2005
John D'Agastino
2007 Albert Becker
2009 Mitchell Weiss
2011  Bradley Silverbush 
2013 V. James Onalfo
1994
John Stendrini
1996
Robert Trotta
1998
Lisa Manzi
2000
Frank Smith
2002
Judy Dynia
2004
Ted Lotti
2006
Thomas Lawless
2008 Pat Kelleher
2010 Charley Duffy
2012 Eli J. Kleinman


LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER OF THE YEAR

The Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award recognizes outstanding professionals whose performance has demonstrated the highest ideals of excellence in law enforcement.

James P. HallNYPD CHIEF OF DEPARTMENT

JAMES P. O’NEILL

2015 AAPLE LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSON OF THE YEAR
NYPD CHIEF OF DEPARTMENT JAMES P. O’NEILL

Chief O’Neill is a proven leader and motivator with over 31 years of experience in law enforcement. His commitment to the NYPD and the City of New York earned him AAPLE’s 2015 Law Enforcement Person of the Year Award. Chief of Department James P. O'Neill was appointed to the NYC Transit Police Department in January 1983, and began his career on patrol in Transit District 1. He was promoted to Sergeant in September 1987; Sergeant Special Assignment in April 1991; Lieutenant in August 1992; Lieutenant Special Assignment in August 1995; Captain in November 1997; Deputy Inspector in December 2001; Inspector in August 2003; Deputy Chief in October 2005 and to Chief of Patrol on June 2, 2014. He has served in Transit Districts 1, 3 and 11; the 25, 44, 52 and Central Park Precincts; the Firearms Training Section; the Police Academy; Warrant Section; SATCOM Detective-Narcotic Operations; the Vice Enforcement Division; the Narcotics Division; the Fugitive Enforcement Division; and the Office of the Police Commissioner. He has served as Commanding Officer of the Office of the Police Commissioner, the 25, 44 and Central Park Precincts, the Vice Enforcement Division, the Narcotics Division, as well as the Fugitive Enforcement Division. He has also served as Executive Officer of the 52 Precinct and SATCOM Detective Narcotic Operations. Chief O'Neill holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government and a Master of Public Administration degree from John Jay College.


2014 AAPLE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER OF THE YEAR

POLICE COMMISSIONER WILLIAM J. BRATTON

As the Police Commissioner of the most respected law enforcement agency in the world, who has established an international reputation for re-engineering police departments and developing Compstat, as well as revitalizing morale and cutting crime where ever he leads, Commissioner Bratton was selected as AAPLE’s 2014 AAPLE Law Enforcement Officer of the Year.
Police Commissioner Bratton has an international reputation for re-engineering police departments and fighting crime in the 1990s. As Chief of the NYC Transit Police, Boston Police Commissioner, and in his first term as NYPD Police Commissioner, he revitalized morale and cut crime in all three posts, achieving the largest crime declines in New York City’s history. At the NYPD in 1994 and 1995, he led the development of Compstat, the internationally acclaimed command accountability system now in use by police departments nationwide. As LAPD Chief from 2002 to 2009 and in a city known for its entrenched gang culture and youth violence, he brought crime to historically low levels, greatly improved race relations, and reached out to young people with a range of innovative police programs. He is the only person ever to lead the police agencies of the nation’s two largest cities.

AWARD RECIPIENTS

2000
Richard Green
2002
William  Morange
2004 James McMahon
2006
Joanne Jaffe
2008 Joseph Fox
2010 Deputy Commissioner
Patrick Timlin
2012 James P. Hall
2001 Joseph Dunne
2003 Joseph Esposito
2005 Police Commissioner
Raymond W. Kelly
2007 Joseph F. X. Cunneen
2009 Robert Giannelli
2011  Raymond Diaz 
2013 Philip Banks III