A Glance Back at 1999
from Winter 2000 issue of On the Gate
Official DOC flags and posters explaining its design were distributed throughout the agency in 1999 for display at facilities.
The NY Correction History Society, launched in July, chartered in September, opened an archives and research service in the Academy. Its web site won its first award: www.correctionhistory.org

Mayor Giuliani is greeted at a 1999 CO swearing in by COBA president Norman Seabrook and Commissioner Kerik.

Taking the oath of office are some of the 425 COs sworn in last year when two separate recruit graduation ceremonies were held.

The Body Orifice Scanning System (BOSS) chairs, tested in 1998 with ESU and Transportation, became a fixture in virtually every DOC facility during 1999.

New look in vehicle markings, introduced last year, was first displayed on this Emergency Service Unit cruiser. Jetski acquisition -- enhancing the Harbor Unit's rapid response, quicker land access, closer shoreline surveillance and maneuverability -- was among DOC innovations last year.

Rikers' Bikers, whose pedal patrols started rolling last spring, give the thumbs-up sign.
Surrounded by family, William J. Fraser is sworn in as Chief of Department by Assistant Commissioner Alan Vengersky at promotion ceremonies last February.

As Commissioner Kerik watches and CCA president Peter Meringolo applauds, retired Captain Alfred Mandanici unveils the sign naming Rikers' former Shore Road in his honor for his 50 years of service to DOC and its captains union.
Commissioner Kerik congratulates Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Patrissi at the naming of the HIIP/STEP complex in his honor on the occasion of the Assistant Deputy Warden's retirement.

Photos by Correction Officers Ralph E. Smith and Ricardo Pacheco.

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