PATRICK J. CARROLL
Patrick J. Carroll was appointed Police Commissioner for
the City of New Rochelle, N.Y. Police Department in December,
1993. He has implemented Police and Community Together
(P.A.C.T.), which is city-wide community policing and
has implemented problem solving policing on a department
wide basis. Since his appointment as Police Commissioner,
he has created new units and programs within the department
which have brought the community and police department
closer together in a mutual effort to solve the problems
of the City.
Commissioner Carroll is a strong proponent of training
and education for all members of the Department.
Prior to his appointment as Police Commissioner of the
New Rochelle Police Department Commissioner Carroll was
a 28 year veteran of the New York City Police Department,
attaining the rank of Inspector. Prior to joining the
police department, he worked at United Airlines and taught
4th grade elementary school.
Commissioner Carroll attended Fordham University and
John Jay College of Criminal Justice where he received
a Bachelor of Science Degree. He graduated Summa Cum Laude
and was designated Class Valedictorian of his graduating
class. He went on to attain a Master of Arts in Urban
Affairs at Hunter College, New York and studied in the
Doctoral Program of Social Psychology at the City University
of New York Graduate Center. The Commissioner also attended
The Police Management Institute of Columbia University
and received a business certificate from that institution.
During his tenure in the New York City Police Department,
Commissioner Carroll was the Commanding Officer of the
New York City Police Department Emergency Services Unit
where he directed and coordinated city-wide 350 sworn
personnel for all major disasters, rescues and tactical
operations. He was also the on-site coordinator for F.E.M.A.
( Federal Emergency Managment Agency).
As a Deputy Inspector from October, 1989 to December,
1992 Commissioner Carroll was the Commanding Officer of
the 75th Precinct in East New York, Brooklyn where he
managed and directed over 400 uniformed personnel in one
of the busiest precincts in the city. He also coordinated
and organized community marches to Washington, D.C.
From August, 1988 to October, 1989 Commissioner Carroll
was the Commanding Officer of the 79th Precinct in Bedford
Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. During his time there, he managed
a very sensitive command dealing with racial issues and
augmenting the community in their efforts against the
From June 1986 to August 1988 Commissioner Carroll was
the Commanding Officer of the 108th Precinct in Woodside,
Queens. While at the 108th he organized activities of
the Drug Enforcement Program for the Woodside area and
was involved in the Quality of Life program, dealing directly
with community members to alleviate everyday annoyances
From 1975 to 1986, Commissioner Carroll was assigned
as a Lieutenant in the 7th Precinct on the Lower East
Side of Manhattan where he directed "Operation Pressure
Point", the largest drug enforcement program undertaken
by the New York City Police Department.
In 1998 Commissioner Carroll was the recipient of the
McCabe Fellowship which was established as an exchange
program between the Garda (Police) of Ireland and police
executives in New York. He lectured there on community
policing and computer technology.
On May 4, 2002, Commissioner Carroll was inducted into
the Hunter College Hall of Fame. During his leisure time,
Commissioner Carroll enjoys skiing, basketball, golf and
fishing. He is married and has seven children, one of
whom is a police officer.
"Operation Pressure Point, An Urban Drug Enforcement
Strategy"; FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, Vol.58,
Number 4, April, 1989
"Lower East Side Did Not Win In Order To Lose";
The New York Times, January 12, 1985
"The Essence of Policing In A Diversified Community";
Communiqu?An Garda S?h? Management Journal (to be published
in March, 2000)
AWARDS: Police Management Institute Fellowship; Hunter
Scholarship (NYC Police Department); Valedictorian ( John
Jay College); Bloomingdale Trophy (Outstanding Police
ORGANIZATIONS: International Association of Chiefs of
Police; American Academy of Professional Law Enforcement;
Police Executive Research Forum; New York Association
of Chiefs of Police; Westchester County Chiefs of Police