Awards & Honors

Police Department – City of New York
(30 medals for excellent, meritorious and heroic service) 

  • 1 Medal for Valor
    For acts of outstanding personal bravery intelligently performed in the line of duty at imminent personal hazard to life under circumstances evincing a disregard of personal consequences. 
  • 1 Honorable Mention
    For an act of extraordinary bravery intelligently performed in the line of duty at imminent and personal danger to life. 
  • 5 Commendations
    For an act of grave personal danger in the performance of duty. 
  • 10 Meritorious Police Duty
    For acts of intelligent and valuable police service demonstrating special faithfulness or perseverance, highly creditable acts of police service over a period of time.
  • 13 Excellent Police Duty
    For intelligent acts materially contributing to a valuable accomplishment, or the submission of a device or method adopted to increase efficiency in an administrative or tactical procedure.
  • U.S. Presidential Letter of Commendation, (Heroism – President Ronald Reagan)
  • Appointed Honorary Commander of the Most Excellent Royal Order of the British Empire (CBE), by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
  • The Ellis Island Medal of Honor
  • Appointed Knight Commander, Military Constintenian Order of St. George
  • Golden Star Leadership Award, Los Angeles, California
  • Special Achievement Award, Special Narcotics Prosecutor’s Office, City of New York
  • Man of the Year Award, Honor Legion, Police Department – City of New York
  • Man of the Year Award, Detective’s Endowment Association, Police Department – City of New York
  • The Liberty Award, New York State Senate
  • Brooklyn Law School, LELSA – “Man of the Year Award”
  • DEA Administrator’s Award, U.S. Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration
  • Distinguished Person of the Year, NYC Correction Captains Association
  • Distinguished Service Award, New York Shields
  • Distinguished Service Award, New York City Retired Detective’s Association
  • 2 Distinguished Service Awards, US Department of Homeland Security
  • Dedication and Commitment Award, New York City Correction Officer’s Association
  • NYC Correction Guardians Association, President’s Appreciation Award
  • International Association of Chiefs of Police (member and former member of Terrorism Committee)
  • Criminal Justice Advisory Board, St. John’s University (Former Member)
  • Detective’s Endowment Association, NYPD (Member)
  • Mayor’s Medal of Honor (Heroism – City of Paterson, New Jersey)
  • Mayor’s Meritorious Commendation (Heroism – City of Passaic, New Jersey)
  • Medal of Merit, New Jersey State Police Benevolent Association (PBA – Heroism)
  • Medal of Valor, International Narcotics Enforcement Officers Association
  • New Jersey State PBA Silver Card (Life Member)
  • Honor Legion, Police Department – City of New York (Member)
  • Honor Legion, State of New Jersey (Member)
  • National Council of Columbia Societies in Civil Service, Honorary Member
  • Narcotics Enforcement Officers Association of New York (Former Member and 2nd Vice President)
  • International Narcotic Enforcement Officers Association (Member)
  • Vice Chairman, Boy Scouts’ Greater New York Council Law Enforcement Exploring Division
  • Michael John Buczek Foundation (Former Chair – Awards Committee)
  • Honorary Doctorate, Michigan State University
  • Honorary Doctorate, New York Institute of Technology
  • Honorary Doctorate, Manhattanville College
  • Honorary Doctorate, College of New Rochelle
  • Honorary Doctorate, Iona College
  • President’s Medal, Hunter College
  • A 7th Degree Master Instructor in the Martial Arts, Korean and Japanese Karate
  • The Centurion Black Belt Hall of Fame
  • The Joe Lewis Eternal Warrior Award