2013 Cop of the Year

2013 Cop of the Year Det. Ivan Marcano

One heroic police officer who was shot in the line of duty is being honored this year.

Detective Ivan Marcano: On October 24, 2012, at approximately 6:30 pm, off-duty Police Officer Ivan Marcano was driving with his girlfriend through the University Heights section of the Bronx. He was in the passenger seat when his girlfriend noticed two men robbing a third. Officer Marcano told his girlfriend to call 911 as he got out of their car with his gun and shield and identified himself to the suspects as a cop.

As soon as he did, one […]

2012 Cops of the Year


Two heroic police officers who were shot in the line of duty were honored this year.

Detective Kevin Brennan: On January 31, 2012, Det. Kevin Brennan and two other plainclothes officers responded to a call of “shots fired” at a housing project in Bushwick, Brooklyn. As the officers arrived, they saw three men fleeing and raced in pursuit. One of the suspects, who had been wanted in connection with a New Year’s Day killing, led Det. Brennan into the back of the building. The two struggled, and Brennan was shot in the head at point blank range […]

Decade of Results

NYPD Police Helicopter

One decade ago, the New York City Police Department found itself on the front lines of the global fight against terrorism. After September 11th, New York City faced the very real possibility that more attacks could take place at any moment. The Police Department needed to adapt to this new reality. In addition to crime-fighting, it formally adopted the mission of counterterrorism.

The NYPD embarked on a broad campaign of strategic and technological reform aided by the New York City Police Foundation. Today, the result is a Police Department utterly transformed—and a city that’s safer because of […]

2011 Cops of the Year


In the early morning of February 20, 2011, two West Point cadets stranded on an 18-inch-wide ledge on New York’s Storm King Mountain were rescued by a police helicopter. The cadets had been on a rappelling expedition Saturday afternoon but shortly after were trapped on the mountain, which stands 1,300 feet above the Hudson River, unable to move down or up. Although they were unable to give their exact location via cell phone, rescue teams successfully pinged their cell phones and grid location. Neither the West Point nor the Highland Falls or Cornwall Fire Departments rescue […]