The RDNY came into being in April of 1955, when a small group of Retired New York City Detectives decided to get together for a social meeting. As a result of that meeting, the idea of forming an Association that could further assist retired Detectives with retirement benefits and to do charitable work came to fruition.
This group decided to meet again that following month to continue your efforts and also to begin a life long bond that law enforcement officers share, especially Detectives.
The RDNY Incorporated later that same year and became officially known as "The Retired Detectives of the City of New York". They adopted the motto "Fideliter Servimus", which means "We have served faithfully". Today we serve 1400 members and we are recognized as a Fraternal Organization within the Law Enforcement Community.
The RDNY meets every second Wednesday of the month. The location varies from borough to borough. There will be notifications prior to the date.
President: Richard Santangelo
Chairman of the Board: Kevin Schroeder
1st Vice President: George Fahrbach
2nd Vice President: Don Alesi
Treasurer: Kevin Kehoe
Financial Secretary: Liz Curcio
Secretary: Vic Cipullo
Sgt. at Arms: Judy Newtown
Historian: Hal Sherman
Chaplain: Msgr. Kevin Nelan
General Counsel: Richard Katz
Board of Directors:
Irma Rivera Duffy
It is going to be an amazing evening. Looking forward to seeing you there!
From the DEA
The DEA regrets to announce the passing on January 11, 2023, of former union President Dennis P. Brennan.
Born and raised in The Bronx, Brennan was a military veteran who served three years in the Marines, and another five years in the reserves. He graduated from the Police Academy in 1958, and was first assigned to the 23 Precinct in Spanish Harlem. He later transferred to the 88 Precinct. He was promoted to Detective on December 24, 1963.
In 1964, Brennan joined the office of District Attorney Frank Hogan in Manhattan. Among the many famous cases he worked on during his career were the Fingerlakes Race Track bribery case, a police impersonation ring, the David Stein art forgeries, the Tony “Ducks” Costello case, the Steamfitters Local 638 Welfare Fund fraud, the Irish mobster Mickey Spillane case, the Herman Ajamian paycheck counterfeiting case, the Tony “Fat” Salerno case, and the former Police Commissioner Monaghan loan-sharking and perjury scandal.
Brennan left Hogan’s office to be a fully released Board Officer of the DEA. He was elected Vice President of the union in 1972, and, in 1975, Brennan was also appointed the Director of Communications for the Council of Public Safety, a 26-union Council created to deal with the fiscal crises of 1975. He continued to serve as VP of the DEA until September 1978, when he became union President. He retired from the force in February of 1983.
A member of the Honor Legion, Brennan earned his B.S. degree from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in 1970.
In retirement, Brennan served four years as a Vice President of Bankers’ Trust, working with public sector and union pension plans. He spent two and a half years as a New York State Magistrate in Columbia County, presiding over criminal cases brought to court by the New York State Police and the Columbia County Sheriff's Office in Hillsdale, New York. For 20 years, Brennan and his wife Ann Domenici founded and ran Brennan & Domenici Associates, Inc, an institutional investment management marketing consulting and sales firm. The firm successfully represented a series of investment advisory companies such as banks, insurance companies, commercial real estate advisory firms, venture capital, equity and fixed income advisory firms. The firm also organized and ran annual conferences for the public safety sector of the pension fund industry.
Retired Det. Dennis Brennan and his widow Anna, who survives him, spent many years residing in the Charleston area of South Carolina, where they were involved with the Parris Island Historical & Museum Society. Brennan also spent more than 12 years as a volunteer with the Cold Case Volunteer Team of the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office, where a team of law enforcement retirees assists the local actives with their cases. Forever active and on-the-go, Dennis and his wife Anna had a large Irish family which also kept them busy.
The DEA extends its sympathies to the entire Brennan family.
This film was produced by two Retired Members, RDNY member Tony Mok and Chris Suarez.
Thought it would be if interest and to support our people where possible. Info regarding where it’s available is on IMDB.
Kevin is a RDNY member also one of the original bosses from the JTTF.
Please support him!
Det/Lt. Kevin M.Hallinan’s book speaks to a adventure-packed and insightful journey through the evolution of law enforcement, the rise of counterterrorism and the birth of modern sports security. His fascinating inside look at a life in law enforcement spans layers of history, explores evolutions in national security, and features game-changing heroes and eye opening innovations. Kevin’s life and learning are at once informative, thrilling, entertaining-and perhaps most of all inspiring.
TruView Background Screening and Investigations, a New York based Investigations Company, is seeking qualified individuals to investigate Medicaid Fraud in New York City and the Downstate New York Counties. The individual will be expected to do both in-office and field investigations. Individuals MUST meet the following criteria for consideration:
1. Must have a minimum of five (5) year investigative experience, plus meet one, or more, of the following:
∙ Five (5) years of law enforcement experience
∙ Fluency in at least one of the following languages
∙ Ten (10) years of additional investigative experience
∙ College study in criminal justice, law enforcement, accounting, police or computer sciences may be substituted for up to three (3) years of the required general experience, whereas 15 college credits equals six (6) months of experience. A bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Police Science, Human Services, health care related field, Information Technology Accounting or Auditing may be substituted for fourth year of experience; and an advanced degree (Master’s or Doctorial) in Criminal Justice or Law may be substituted for an additional year of experience. Transcripts from an accredited college(s) will be required as proof.
***Qualifying experience may include conducting interviews of witnesses; conducting interrogation; taking written statements and affidavits; collecting and analyzing physical and documentary analyzing physical and documentary evidence; preparing detailed written reports of investigative findings; and testifying in court of at a formal hearing.
2. Must have at least five (5) years of experience conducting ONE or more of the following:
a) Face-to-face interviews
b) Undercover investigations
c) Surveillance; and/or
d) Multiple investigations simultaneously (i.e. investigating five (5) physicians and three (3) pharmacies at the same time)
3. Must have three (3) separate testifying appearances within the past five (5) years at either:
a) Administrative hearings
b) Grand Juries
c) Federal Courts, or State Courts
** Resume must specify the type of experience, date and location of testimony (i.e. witness for robbery case, March 5, 2015 at Albany Supreme Court.
Individuals must present specific evidence demonstrating they meet the above qualifications.
Individuals will be expected to conduct interviews, take written statements, collect & analyze physical and documentary evidence, prepare detailed written reports, and testify in court or at formal hearings.
Please include and highlight any specialized skills, education, or experience in the following:
Excellent opportunity for steady employment, excellent pay. All positions offer a unique and challenging career opportunity.
This position is a full time, 40 hours a week contract position, Paid Time off, with eligibility to participate in our excellent benefits package.
Please send resume containing all relevant experience to firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President – Investigations
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Security Private Estate
Umbrella Security Group is seeking retired LEO for temporary summer position.
The private estate is in lower Dutchess County. Monitor cameras and access
control system in a comfortable well equipped guard shack. Dress code, jeans &
polo shirt. 12-hour night shifts available. $30/hr. plus $20/day for gas. Unarmed.
Please contact Tim at 845-239-7331 or email:
Please see the DEA’s video from this meeting.
From the DEA:
The Brittany Devin Heaney Foundation
The Brittany Devin Heaney Foundation was formed in February 2021, after the sudden and devastating passing of Assistant District Attorney Brittany Devin Heaney of the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office. Brittany had planned to be married this May 22, 2021 to the love of her life, Vito Rinaldi, when she unexpectedly died in her sleep from a cardiac arrhythmia at the young age of 30.
Brittany comes from a long line of law enforcement champions. Her parents, Thomas Heaney and Lisa Mazzaro Heaney, are both retired NYPD Detectives, as is her uncle John Heaney. Her great grandfather, Edward W. Devine, was a first grade NYPD Detective; her great uncles Edward Devine and James Devine were NYPD Lieutenants; and her great uncle, William Devine, rose to the position of Police Commissioner.
Brittany devoted herself to seeking justice for victims of sexual assault as an Assistant District Attorney, and the Brittany Devin Heaney Foundation will ensure that her wonderful work continues. Since its formation, the Foundation has raised over $70,000, which will, in part, endow a $50,000 scholarship fund at Brittany’s alma mater, St. John’s University School of Law. Each year, the fund will provide a scholarship to a law student who works at an internship combating sex crimes. The family is now working to raise additional funds to endow a similar scholarship at King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, from where Brittany graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology in 2012. It’s also where Brittany met her beloved fiancé Vito.
While the family tragically cannot celebrate their union, the Foundation will support her legacy and continue her mission. Anything you can donate to this worthy cause will be extremely appreciated. If you use Paypal, donations can be sent using the email address email@example.com If using checks, donations can be mailed to The Brittany Devin Heaney Foundation, P.O. Box 66, Bronx, New York 10470. To donate online, and to read about Brittany and the Foundation, click on Learn More.
On behalf of the Heaney family, Vito, Brittany’s friends, and her colleagues, thank you very much.
The License Division is processing new applications as well as renewals online for UMOS retirees. The process should be completed online, and in-person business is generally not required.
To submit an application or renewal, the member must go to the License Division’s public website at https://licensing.nypdonline.org/app-instruction/.
Follow the instructions on the site to create an account and submit the application/renewal.
With regard to renewals, MOS should not submit their online application until they receive their renewal letter by mail.
If there are any questions, the following phone numbers and email addresses are available:
New Retiree Applications – Phone (646) 610-5536
or email --
Retiree Renewals and Extensions – Phone (646) 610-6558
Or email –
If you are in need of a critical appliance or household goods at this time — such as a refrigerator, stove, or mattress — please know that P.C. Richard & Son is up and running and can service our DEA members’ needs.
This family owned and operated business is a reliable retailer dealing in essential household goods. Joe Morrone, the Director of Sales at P.C. Richard & Son, will provide our DEA members with great service at an affordable price. His sales team is ready and able to deliver product during this precarious time.
All store managers are currently available to service our needs with the following protocols:
Store hours are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.;
Curbside pickup available at the stores;
Curbside delivery available for you;
Farmingdale warehouse available for pick up.
Feel free to email Joe Morrone directly for any help you may need with making a purchase from P.C. Richard at Joe.firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also call his cell phone at (516) 984-6693.
Stay safe and healthy. We will get through this together.
YOU ARE NOT ALONE.
If you need help, call someone.
If you know of someone that needs help, call someone.
If you receive care from the 9/11Medical Monitoring Services they also have outstanding social services, counseling and mental health services available.
Attention all former and present New York Task Force members the 50th Reunion of the NYDETF is on April 13, 2023
The New York Drug Enforcement Task Force (NYDETF) is celebrating 50 years in existence at a 50th Reunion event to be held April 13, 2023 at Terrace on the Park, Queens, New York. In 1970, the first narcotics task force was established in New York under the auspices of the BNDD to maximize the impact of cooperating federal, state, and local law enforcement elements working on complex drug investigations.
Venue: TERRACE ON THE PARK, QUEENS, NY (conveniently located near LaGuardia Airport with several hotels in the immediate vicinity)
Time: 6 – 11PM
Price: $200 to include full buffet and beverages, parking, coat check, gift
Reminder: Please email group and individual photos, memorable moments, and group shots to Camille Colon, Derek Maltz or Roy Lange for inclusion in the slideshow.
Please come early for check-in and TF photos to prevent long lines and please be patient.
There will be restrictions on reserved tables so email Camille Colon for information.
Make your checks to Michael Gildea or Camille Colon marked TF Reunion in the memo section and mail to DEA, 99 Tenth Avenue, NY 10011
212 663 0079 – answering machine (leave a message)
Remember that this momentous occasion is not only for TF members but all of our New York contingent as well.
Let’s make this reunion the one to remember
For further details please reach out to Camille Colon at Camille.A.Colon@dea.gov for all details.
The RDNY Organization is a registered non-for-profit corporation under section 501c3 of the IRS Code. Please complete the required information in the RDNY Membership Application printing as clearly as possible to ensure that your information is properly gathered for future mailings and correspondence.
IF OPENED IN ADOBE DC, THIS IS A FILLABLE FORM.
For 2023, the Board has decided on a small increase and eliminating the $10 New Member Fee. All dues will now be $40. PLEASE DOWNLOAD, FILL OUT AND SUBMIT THE APPLICATION FORM FOUND ABOVE THE PAYMENT BUTTONS ON THIS PAGE. YOU CAN EMAIL IT TO INFO@RDNY.ORG OR SNAIL MAIL IT. PLEASE INDICATE IF YOU PAID THROUGH PAYPAL IF APPLICABLE.
P.O. Box 3310 Farmingdale NY 11735-3310