The annual Officer of The Year Award is given by the local Lion's Club of the quad village
area. The Villages represented are  Irvington, Dobbs Ferry, Ardsley, and Tarrytown. Each
year an officer is selected for their service to their community and fellow citizens. We are
proud of all our officers and join the Lions Club in recognizing the efforts and
accomplishments of these fine officers.
Past Honorees

Police Officer Edmund Vize 2013

Sergeant John Pelliccio 2012

Detective Luigi Osso 2011

Police Officer Mia Norton 2010

Police Officer Jim Egloff 2009

Lieutenant Michael Morano 2008

Sergeant Raube McDaniels 2007

Police Officer Michael Toolan 2006

Police Officer Steven Delli Colli 2005

Police Officer Kevin Johnson 2004

Police Officer Michael Buck 2003

Sergeant Michael Cerone 2002

Police Officer Michael Foley 2001

Police Officer William DePonto 2000

Police Officer Peter Carelli 1999

Sergeant  Louis Grieco 1998
Officer of the Year
Honorees
Officer Peter Carelli
Officer of the Year
1999
Officer Louis Grieco
Officer of the Year
1998
Officer William DePonto
Officer of the Year
2000
Officer Michael Foley
Officer of the Year
2001
Officer Michael Cerone
Officer of the Year
2002
Officer Michael Buck
Officer of the Year
2003
Officer Kevin Johnson
Officer of the Year
2004
Officer Steven DelliColli
Officer of the Year
2005
Officer Michael Toolan
Officer of the Year
2006
Officer Raube McDaniels
Officer of the Year
2007
Officer Michael Morano
Officer of the Year
2008
Officer Jim Egloff
Officer of the Year
2009
Officer Mia Norton
Officer of the Year
2010
2014 Officer of the Year
Officer John Pelliccio
Officer of the Year
2012
Officer Luigi Osso
Officer of the Year
2011
Sgt Andrew Bessinger


Sgt. Bessinger has been a member of the Irvington Police
Department since 1991. He was raised in Yonkers, and graduated
Iona Preparatory School in 1985.  Sgt. Bessinger known to us as Andy
attended Fordham University from 1985-1987, and graduated from
Iona College in 1989 with a bachelor’s of Business Administration and
a minor degree in Psychology.

       His law enforcement career started at the Westchester County
Police Academy. Upon graduation, he was assigned to the
department’s patrol division. During his time in patrol, he was
consistently one of the most active officers in the department. In
1993, he was awarded the New York State Federation of Police
Meritorious Duty and the Irvington Police Department’s Exceptional
Service Award. In 1996, Andy received an Irvington Police
Department Citation for his assistance with TWA Flight 800. In 2007,
he was promoted to patrol sergeant, where he currently supervises
a patrol squad.

       Sgt. Bessinger has been married to his wife Joy for 15 years, and
is the proud parent of Nicole 12 and Joseph 10.  Andy is an asset to
this department and to the community of Irvington.
Officer Edmund Vize
Officer of the Year
2013