Mexican Star Thalia Helps NYPD Commemorate Hispanic Heritage
Mexican singer-actress Thalia was a special guest last week when the New York City Police touted its growth of Latin officers on the force since 2002 in a ceremony commemorating Hispanic Heritage Month. Over 25 percent of the uniformed force is Hispanic. Since 2002, the number of Hispanics promoted to ranks above Captain in the NYPD has increased 53.8%. Twenty members of the service, from Deputy Inspectors to Bureau Chief, are Hispanic. Discretionary promotions below the Captain rank also have increased 51.8% compared with 2001. (Above) Thalia models her Honorary Member commemorative jacket with (L-R) Detective Jeffrey Stella, president of the NYPD Hispanic Society; Police Officer Romulo Guerrero, Dominican Officers Organization; Lieutenant Robert Gonzalez, president of the Latino Officers Association and Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly.