Justice for Victims, Their Families, and Society
KEVIN GANNON, Retired–Sergeant, NYPD
Retired from the New York City Police Department as a Sergeant in the Detective Bureau after
20 years of service. Diversified security, investigative, law enforcement and management experience,
with more than 14 years as supervisor. Extensive knowledge of electronic and
physical surveillance techniques.
Dignitary and Executive Protection
Lead officer for the personal protection detail of Mother Teresa during her spring 1996 visit to
the Bronx, New York. Provided personal protection and security planning for Prince Nawaf of
Saudi Arabia during his visit to New York in the summer of 1998. Ranking Officer responsible
for coordinating separate travel details for President Fidel Castro, President Putin of Russia,
Prime Minister Barak of Israel and Vice President Al Gore during the United Nations Millennium
Celebration. NYPD liaison to the U. S. Secret Service, and led the motorcade detail for President
Clinton's trip from the United Nations to his residence in Chappaqua, New York. Provided
personal protection for Microsoft executive Mr. James Allchin during his Windows XP
presentation in New Jersey in October 2001.
Sergeant Gannon during 1996 protection detail for Mother Teresa
Major Disaster Training
One of only a few NYPD representatives on Mayor Rudolph Giuliani's 1997 task force for a
major disaster response. The task force planned and coordinated an emergency response exercise
"Operation I. C. E." (inter–agency chemical exercise) for all municipal services to a major
chemical disaster in lower Manhattan. This task force included Department of Defense training
regarding biological and chemical warfare attacks.
Law Enforcement Training
|Homicide Investigation||Kidnapping Investigation||Criminal Investigation|
|Dignitary/Executive Protection||Apprehension/Investigation||Cult Seminar|
|Secret Service Electronic Crime||Secret Service Surveillance||Secret Service Cellular|
|Auto Crime Investigation||Insurance Fraud||Major Disaster Training|
Department Honors / Medals
Most highly decorated member of the Special Investigation Division, Detective Bureau
|Recipient of 2 Medals of Valor||Exceptional Merit (1)||Meritorious Police Duty (12)|
|Recipient of 2 Honorable Mentions||Commendations (4)||Exceptional Police Duty (77)|
|Sergeant Gannon awarded first Medal of Valor in 1994||Sergeant Gannon awarded second Medal of Valor in 1996|
Sergeant / Detective Bureau
|1999–2001||Homicide Task Force / Nightwatch|
|Supervisor of detectives responsible for the investigation and apprehension
of suspects wanted for the murder of innocent victims.
Responsible for the preservation and integrity of crime scenes.
Gathering, preserving and analyzing of forensic evidence for use in court.
Securing and protection of witnesses.
Interviewing of witnesses & Interrogation of perpetrators and the development of information.
|1998–1999||Rape Task Force|
|Supervisor of a Rape Task Force involved in the apprehension of four major
criminals wanted for rapes in the Bronx and Manhattan from as early as 1993.
All four suspects were subsequently arrested.|
|1997–1998||Missing Persons Squad|
|Responsible for the supervision of detectives and the investigation of major
missing person cases. Responding to major disasters (plane crashes) recovering,
identifying and preserving of dead human bodies. Briefing local and national electronic
and print media regarding high profile missing person's cases with careful consideration
towards sensitivity and discretion.|
|Supervised a team of plain–clothes officers involved in the investigation of
violent street crimes, including heavily armed robbery teams. Involved in over 500 arrests
for robbery in which over 200 arrests were for criminal possession of a deadly weapon/firearm.|
|Responsible for conducting and supervising investigations to identify
habits, conduct, movement, whereabouts, affiliations, associations, transactions and reputation
of both individuals and groups suspected of dealing narcotics and illegal weapons transactions.
Involved in over 600 arrests for criminal sale and possession of controlled substances.|
|1987–1990||Sergeant / Uniform Patrol|
|Supervisor of (30) uniformed patrol officers and responsibilities related to
service for the public to ensure good community relations. Responsible for all types of service
ranging from medical emergencies, to intervening in disputes, robberies, burglaries, assaults,
murders and suicides.|
Special Investigator/Narcotics Division
|Investigating major cases of drug trafficking and distribution throughout the city.
Responsible for preserving the integrity of large sums of money and property along with contraband
relevant to the buying and selling of illegal narcotics. Interrogation, questioning and developing of
confidential information. Involved with the FBI & DEA Task Force in the largest recovery, arrest
and conviction of narcotics (since the French Connection case) over 100 kilos of cocaine.|
|Plains clothes police officers involved in the investigation and apprehension of
dangerous criminals wanted for all types of crimes (homicides, robberies, burglaries, weapons, etc.)
Conducted surveillance of suspects, obtained confessions, located witnesses and gathered evidence. |
|1981–1983||Uniformed Police Officer|
|Patrolled various areas of the Bronx, New York on foot and in patrol cars
responding to all types of calls for service.|