NEW YORK: Captain Stanley George, the highest-ranking Indian-American in New York Police Department (NYPD) was felicitated for his stellar role in helping the community in times of need at a function organized by America Tamil Sangam here.
George has been the NYPD Captain for the last seven years. Captain George was first assigned as Captain to the prestigious Manhattan South Command and subsequently selected to command the newly formed Court Monitoring Group in the Internal Affairs Bureau. Supervisors under the command of Captain George monitor all court proceeding when members of the NYPD testify in court to ensure that all officer testimony is both professional and within the departmental guidelines. He high schooled in Kumili and migrated to the US. After his degree from Baruch College in New York City, he started his career as an accountant in the NYPD before joining the Police Academy in 1992 to become a uniformed officer.
President Abdul Kalam honored him with a citation at Flushing, New York. He was recognized by the Nassau County for his invaluable services during the 9/11 disaster. He received the man of the year award from the Kerala Center twice. In his acceptance speech, Captain George said he had the good fortune of growing up in Kumili, a border city of Kerala and Tamil Nadu and is familiar with Tamil culture and its richness. I grew up with my Tamil brothers and have fond memories of having combined service with our Tamil churches in my town.
Praising the hard work and commitment of Tamils he said Tamils always use words with respect while addressing each other and that is unique to Tamil alone.