Eden Police Department
Duties and Skills of Officer......
Officer John H. McCarthy
Lieutenant John H. McCarthy was hired as a full-time Officer in August of 1989, having previously
worked as a full-time dispatcher, part-time patrolman, and had been an active member of
the Police reserves since 1980. He is certified on Identi-Kit operation (used to develop
a picture from a witness's description), on Street Survival, and Impaired Driver Recognition.
He has also completed a Highway Drug Interdiction course, and is now a certified instructor
for the State of New York. He has received training and graduated from a number of police
courses, some of which are Basic and Advanced Fingerprinting school, Peer Counseling, Domestic
Violence, and most recently the "John Reid Seminar", a class on Interviewing and Interrogation.
He has received a number of awards for achievements, among them a Certificate of Appreciation
from Erie County Executive Gorski.
Most recently, John has begun to work extensively with Eden Central School District, being
involved in the development of a drug awareness program for the Junior/Senior High School
students involving the use of drug dogs. He also spends one day a week at the Junior/Senior
building, making himself available to students to answer any questions they may have regarding
legal issues or to draw upon his knowledge and experience in any manner to benefit them.
Mr. Christopher, School Superintendent has said " The school and community are safer and
better places because of these (Officer McCarthy) dedicated professionals. We hope that this
spirit of cooperation and concern for our youth and community will continue to prosper".
John's activity with the school and his volunteering with other organizations of the Town,
President of the Eden Emergency Squad and fireman with East Eden Fire Department, show his
dedication to his community and the Eden Police Department.
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