Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Chief of Police Charles McClelland presents award to Dennis Storemski

HPD Chief Charles McClelland presented Dennis Storemski with a token of the department’s appreciation for his work in obtaining more than $40 million in grant money for HPD. Mr. Storemski is a retired HPD Executive Assistant Chief and is currently the Mayor’s Director for Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

The monies granted to HPD have been used to purchase equipment used to keep the city safe. One item purchased was the new radio system that HPD has implemented. This new system allows for communication across agencies, an ability that was noted as lacking in New York during 9/11.

Mr. Storemski stated that his goal is to assist the region in its anti-terrorism efforts with an emphasis on allowing it to protect, prevent, respond, and recover from a terrorist incident. With that in mind, he looks for equipment, such as the new radio system, that can meet that criteria and still be used on a daily basis to enhance the existing capabilities of fire and law enforcement.