Mount Vernon, NY – On Monday, December 12, 2011, Mayor Clinton Young along with city officials honored 6 members of the Police Department during a promotion ceremony held in the city council chambers.
Chief of Police John Roland presided over the ceremony which included comments from Mayor Clinton I. Young, Jr., Commissioner Carl Bell, City Council members and a representative from the Mount Vernon PBA.
During the ceremony Mount Vernon Police promoted Sergeant Brian Kennedy to the rank of Lieutenant. Detectives Jennifer Carpenter, Shawn Harris, Anthony Mitchell, Sean Fegan, and Police Officer Adam Grisanti were promoted to the rank of Sergeant. Detective Carpenter is the first African-American female promoted to the rank of Sergeant in the Department’s 219 year history.