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: Kevin Schroeder
Chairman of the Board: John Warner
1st Vice President: Rich Santangelo
2nd Vice President: George Fahrbach
Treasurer: Don Alesi
Secretary: Vic Cipullo
Sgt. at Arms: Kevin Kehoe
Historian: Hal Sherman
Chaplain: Msgr. Kevin Nelan
General Counsel: Richard Katz
Board of Directors:
Irma Rivera Duffy
This coming November 27th, the Miami Dolphins are again running their “Hometown Heroes” event playing against the Texans.
Ian Nalepinski who is the Dolphins account executive for this event is also the nephew of RDNY Executive Board Member, Don Alesi.
Many attended last year and also participated in the display of the massive American Flag on the field.
It was a great time last year. We hope that if you are in South Florida this fall, you will consider attending. The attached image details the various benefits afforded to groups attending as well as Ian’s contact info. Hope to see you there!
Account Executive, Business Development
Hard Rock Stadium
347 Don Shula Drive
Miami Gardens, FL 33056
P: (305) 943-6658 F: 305-943-8150
Today on 6/16 Retired Members of the NYPD, the RDNY, the NYPD Broward County 10-13, the NYPD FOP Lodge 3100, along with members of the Broward Sheriffs Office - Parkland, Coral Springs PD, Coral Springs FD, and the Mayor of Parkland honored Retired Detective George Flores (Brooklyn Special Victims) and Treasurer for the Broward 10-13 - who is suffering from pancreatic cancer related to his service during operations from the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks.
Attached is an informational packet about NYPD Golf as well as an application to join.
We invite you to join the largest team sponsored by the NYPD, NYPD Golf.
Registration is only open till the end of the month. NYPD Golf is open to all members of service, uniformed or civilian, active or retired.
There is no skill level required to be a member of this outstanding program.
As of July 20, 2022
As you may know, the Municipal Labor Committee (MLC) governs the healthcare plans for all active and retired City employees, and the DEA has always had “a seat at the table.”
As you may also recall, the NYC Medicare Advantage Plan has been delayed since March 2022, when a State Supreme Court ruling barred the City from charging retirees for their GHI Senior Care coverage. Prior to the ruling, members enrolled in Senior Care would have been required to pay $191.57 per month to maintain their current coverage. The City has appealed the ruling and is scheduled to be heard sometime this fall by the NYC Appellate Division.
Despite being continually apprised of our efforts, Anthem/Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield recently demanded that the City and the MLC unconditionally guarantee that the program would start on January 1, 2023, regardless of any change or court decision. This was, obviously, not something the City and the MLC could do.
Anthem/Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield has now informed us that they will notcontinue with the proposed program. The City and the MLC are exploring our options for providing a substitute Medicare Advantage Plan that will provide quality care on a premium-free basis. There were several alternative health insurance carriers that responded to the original City/MLC Request for Proposal. We can now reexamine those proposed Plans. It is important that any provider we consider has a national network of health care providers who can deliver a quality Medicare Advantage Plan.
As we have previously stated, New York City retirees remain the onlypublic sector group in America who have not had to contribute to their health care plans. Because the original proposed Medicare Advantage Plus program (which was originally slated to begin January 1, 2022) was delayed, the City/MLC has now lost one year of Medicare subsidy funding (more than $600-million), and has left us only five more months to develop an alternate Plan before the NYC Stabilization Fund begins to falter. The original point of redeveloping the Medicare plan was to keep the Stabilization Fund from going bankrupt, given the escalating costs of healthcare, including items such as injectables and chemotherapy drugs, homecare, mental health, etc. With the delay and now withdrawal of Anthem from the Plan, we are now entering unchartered territory in order to replace Anthem/Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield as our Medicare Advantage carrier.
The City/MLC Technical Committee will begin exploring alternatives for our membership, and, as always, we will keep you apprised of any and all developments as they occur and as we learn more.
The Staten Island FerryHawks and the Lancaster Barnstormers are hosting a fundraising game on July 29 at 7:00 p.m. for the family of retired Second Grade Det. Henry Rivero who is in a coma from complications resulting from surgery. Pease support this intrepid U.S. Navy veteran and retiree from the 121 Squad whose family includes four daughters. The game will be held at Staten Island University Hospital Community Park in Staten Island, NY 10301.
The Staten Island FerryHawks are Staten Island’s professional baseball team: a member of the high-quality Atlantic League, an official MLB Partner League based in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern United States The Barnstormers are the League’s team from Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
On Saturday, August 27, 2022, there will be a tenth commemorative memorial mass for Det. First Grade John F. Kristoffersen, who passed away August 25, 2012, of 9/11-related cancer while he was our active DEA Delegate from the Brooklyn North Homicide Task Force.
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:
The DEA is now accepting applications for the 2022 Jack Healy Memorial Scholarships.
The DEA will be awarding at least ten (10) scholarships to the sons and daughters of DEA members in good standing. Awards are $5,000 each. If you are applying for more than one child, each child requires a separate submission.
Applications must be at the DEA no later than Friday, September 23, 2022.Winners will be selected in a random drawing conducted by the DEA in the fall.
Click on Learn More for the application form, which can also be found on the DEA website at www.nycdetectives.org
The three-year-old son of Det. Thomas Richards is fighting Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemia (JMML), a serious and very rare type of blood cancer. A bone marrow transplant is the only hope for success. Liam is facing rounds of chemotherapy followed by the transplant. He will need to be in the hospital for two months while he is undergoing the initial treatment and transplant. Only his mother and father will be able to see him during this time. When released from the hospital, Liam will be at a very high risk of infection and viruses. He will be required to stay home for many months while his immune system recovers.
A “Go Fund Me” page has been established to help off-set the costs and alleviate some of the family’s stress during this grueling process. Any assistance you can render will be greatly appreciated.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 DEA is a member of Amazon Smile!
That means that Amazon will donate .5%of the price of your eligible Amazon purchases to the Detectives’ Endowment Association Widows’ & Children’s Fund, Inc. whenever you shop on Amazon.
AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know: the same millions of products, the same prices, the same service.
Just sign in by using the link below …
If you are already an Amazon user, you can use your same email and password … Just remember to go to AmazonSmile so that the DEA’s Widows’ & Children’s Fund shares in your purchase.
Please take this opportunity to help keep the DEA’s Widows’ & Children’s Fund strong. Thank you! Here is our link :
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.email@example.com
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.
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.
Please select this option if you are a current member in good standing with dues paid in previous years. SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION. 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.
Please select this option if you are a NEW member, having not paid dues in 2021. 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 891 Locust Valley, NY 11560