New Law Enforcement Coordinator for the U.S. Attorney’s Office | USAO-NDNY

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Acting United States Attorney Antoinette T. Bacon announced today that the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of New York has a new Law Enforcement Coordinator, Dennis Murphy. 

Mr. Murphy, who has a Masters of Science, Criminal Justice, has lengthy and broad law enforcement experience.  Since March 2016, he has investigated fraud cases for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. 

“I am pleased to welcome Dennis Murphy to our team as our Law Enforcement Coordinator,” said Acting United States Attorney Antoinette T. Bacon.  “Mr. Murphy’s experience and expertise will help us build relationships with law enforcement agencies, task forces, and community groups throughout the thirty-two counties we serve.   He will also be an important part of our community outreach program working closely with our Public Affairs Specialist/Community Outreach Coordinator, Marilyn Morey.” 

“I am very pleased to be working for the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of New York as the new Law Enforcement Coordinator,” said Law Enforcement Coordinator Dennis Murphy.  “I look forward to interacting with all the law enforcement agencies in the district, as well as interacting with community and school groups on a regular basis.”

Mr. Murphy began his law enforcement career as an Officer for the Town of Camillus Police Department in January 1986.  He transferred to the City of Syracuse Police Department (SPD) in October 1990 where he worked as a Detective, Detective Sergeant, and Detective Lieutenant.  While at SPD, he worked in the anti-crime, narcotics, sex crimes, and major crimes units, and spent twelve years as an operator on the Emergency Response Team. 

After retiring honorably from SPD in April 2012, he worked for the New York State Justice Center as a Supervising Criminal Investigator, where he oversaw three offices in the seventeen county Central New York Region until July 2015. 

Mr. Murphy is also a United States Navy veteran who served as an Intelligence Specialist reservist with the Office of Naval Intelligence and then the Defense Intelligence Agency.  After September 11, 2001, Mr. Murphy volunteered for active duty.  He served with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service as a Technical Representative.  During his service he collaborated on Operation Green Quest, that conducted Force Protection in the Middle East, and he also was assigned to the Office of Special Projects Special Surveillance Team which conducted Counter Terrorism and Espionage operations for NOBLE EAGLE and ENDURING FREEDOM. 

In 2004, he transferred to the United States Air Force Reserve as a Special Agent for the Office of Special Investigations where he attended the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center – Brunswick, Georgia.  Mr. Murphy’s specialty for USAF-OSI was conducting Protective Service Operations in the New York City area.  Specifically, he provided protection for the Secretary of the United States Air Force, Chief of Staff for the United States Air Force, and other high-ranking military officials visiting the city. 

The Law Enforcement Coordination (LEC) program was implemented in 1986 in each U.S. Attorney’s Office with the goal of fostering cooperative and coordinated local, state, tribal and federal law enforcement efforts in each federal district. The program helps to develop training on emerging crime issues, conducts strategic planning, and establishes task forces and working groups to address current crime trends. During the past several years, the LEC program in the NDNY has broadened its coordination efforts beyond just law enforcement, including collaboration with many community partners to focus on national and district-wide priorities.

The Law Enforcement Coordinator also coordinates activities to promote citizen awareness, such as providing speakers for community and school groups; and initiatives designed to promote crime reduction and prevention, such as Project Safe Neighborhood, Street Smarts, Internet Safety, and Drug Awareness.

Mr. Murphy follows a distinguished set of past Law Enforcement Coordinators, including most recently Mr. Armond ‘Skip’ Scipione, serving from 2004 to 2008 as Assistant Law Enforcement Coordinator, and 2008 to 2020 as Law Enforcement Coordination Manager.  Mr. Scipione was preceded as Law Enforcement Coordinator by Mr. Peter Laun, serving from 1989 to 2005 as Law Enforcement Coordination Manager.

Mr. Murphy will be based in our Syracuse office, and Ms. Morey is based in our Albany office. 

To schedule a meeting or invite them to a meeting of yours, call the Syracuse Office at 315-448-0672 or the Albany Office at 518-431-0247.

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