Rockville Centre Police Commissioner James Vafeades Announces Retirement

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  1. A Legacy of Service

Rockville Centre Police Commissioner James Vafeades has announced his retirement after five years as head of the department. Vafeades, who has been with the department for over 30 years, will step down at the end of the month.

During his tenure as police commissioner, Vafeades oversaw several initiatives to improve public safety and strengthen the relationship between the police department and the community. These initiatives included implementing new technology and equipment, increased training for officers, and establishing community outreach programs.

Vafeades also played a vital role in the department’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, working to ensure the safety of officers and the community while maintaining essential police services.

In a statement announcing his retirement, Vafeades expressed his gratitude to the community and his colleagues in the department. “It has been an honor to serve the residents of Rockville Centre and work alongside the dedicated men and women of the Rockville Centre Police Department,” said Vafeades. “I am proud of the progress we have made together and confident in the department’s continued commitment to public safety and community service.”

A Legacy of Service

Vafeades’ retirement marks the end of a distinguished career in law enforcement and public service. In addition to his role as police commissioner, Vafeades has served as a member of the Nassau County Police Department and the United States Marine Corps.

Throughout his career, Vafeades has been recognized for his leadership and dedication to public service. He has received numerous awards and commendations, including the Nassau County Police Department’s Medal of Valor and the United States Marine Corps Meritorious Service Medal.

As Vafeades prepares to retire, the Rockville Centre community and the police department are expressing gratitude for his years of service and his commitment to public safety and community service. A search for his replacement is underway, and the department is committed to ensuring a smooth transition and continuing its mission of serving and protecting the community.

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