YPD Community Outreach & Recent Retirement
Dear Members of Yale PD,

I'm proud to update you on a few outreach programs some of our officers have initiated or participated in recently.  We strive to protect our community as well as help those less fortunate and these are a few examples of that creed.

New Aquarium for Barnard Magnet School

Officer Roberto Arango has  two sons at Barnard Environmental Magnet School in New Haven. He noticed some months ago that an aquarium in the lobby, that is very popular with the students, was in desperate need of repair.  Roberto proposed overhauling the aquarium, getting donations from members of the YPD, Yale Community and supplies from local businesses. With help from his neighbor Fred Doyle, Roberto refurbished the wooden base and cabinet for the aquarium.
 
The project took several months to complete, and as a result a new program will be developed between Barnard and Sound School Regional Vocational Aquaculture Center in New Haven, so that students can provide cleaning and maintenance regularly.
 
During the dedication ceremony Officer Arango gave the school a plaque. 

 
Mother's Day Outreach Program

The YPD assisted the Yale Veterans Network and the Yale Latino Networking Group collecting Mother's Day donations from 21 locations around campus. The donations, including toiletries and small gifts, were for the NH Fire Department's Mother's Day Outreach Program. The goal of this program was to provide comfort and care for mothers who spent the holiday in a shelter. We had a donation box in our patrol lounge area and Sgt Marnie Hoffman collected monetary donations and ordered items in bulk for donation to this program. The donation boxes from around the campus were picked up by Officer Christopher Reddington and transported to the NHFD's drop off location.

Officer Chris Reddington dropping off donation boxes to Derrick Meade a NH Firefighter & point of contact for this program. 

Retirement

Kitty Parente, YPD's Director of Strategic Analysis, recently retired after 10 years at Yale.
Kitty came to the YPD during Chief Perrotti's tenure and was hired to do crime analysis. Over the years she worked closely with me and AC Wozynk and had great relationships at the NHPD. Prior to Yale, Kitty was an elementary school teacher, and then owned her own real estate business. YPD threw her a wonderful lunch that was standing room only. In retirement, Kitty is hoping to keep busy possibly consulting or volunteering. Congratulations Kitty and best of luck in your retirement.

Kitty Parente and AC Steve Woznyk at her retirement party. 


 That's all the news for now.  Stay safe out there. 
 
Sincerely, 
 
 
Ronnell A. Higgins 
Director of Public Safety and Chief of Police Yale University