DEPUTY COMMISSIONER BERNICE KENNEDY - Mount Vernon Police Dept.
During his career as a sworn member of the department, Deputy Commissioner Kennedy was recognized as “Rookie of the Year”, received Life Saving awards, an Arson Investigation Commendation, Excellent Police Duty awards, and numerous Meritorious Police Duty awards and commendations.
The Deputy Commissioner is also a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Progressive Lodge Number 64, the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, the Westchester/Rockland Guardians Association, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the Mount Vernon Police Benevolent Association and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post Number 6396.
Deputy Commissioner Kennedy has been a resident of the city for many years. He is married, has a daughter and one grandson. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from lona College.
On November 13, 2000, he was appointed as Deputy Commissioner of the Mount Vernon Police Department.