Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Unity House to Present Coordinated Community Response Award to Troy Police Sergeant

Troy, N.Y. – Unity House will present its 2014 Coordinated Community Response Award to Sgt. Timothy A. Colaneri of the Troy Police Department on Wednesday, Oct. 15 The Coordinated Community Response Award is presented annually to an individual or agency that has demonstrated a commitment to victim safety, batterer accountability and collaboration with Unity House Domestic Violence Services and other programs that provide services to victims of domestic violence. 

“We are very pleased to recognize Sgt. Colaneri for his outstanding commitment to survivors of domestic violence, his collaborative spirit, and his compassion toward our clients,” said Milinda Reed, Unity House’s director of Domestic Violence Services. “His work and compassion help make our community a safer one for those threatened by domestic violence issues.”

“Arrests are normally considered the end point of most investigations. However, investigations into incidents of domestic violence must proceed beyond the point of arrest in order to provide continuing safeguards to victims,” said Troy Police Chief John F. Tedesco. “This additional effort requires an investigator who is able manage the confluence of compassion and tenacity. Sergeant TimColaneri has repeatedly exemplified the ability to treat victims with compassion while ascertaining the information necessary to bring justice to those inclined to engage in the brutality of domestic violence.”

A native of Lansingburgh, Colaneri joined the Troy Police Department in 1983. He has been the recipient of more than 40 letters of commendation and Noteworthy Police Performance during his time with the department.

Unity House has honored a community member with the Coordinated Community Response Award for the past seven years. The Troy-based human services organization counts many local organizations among its partners in the fight against domestic violence, including Rensselaer County Child Protective Services, Rensselaer County Department of Social Services, Mohawk Hudson Humane Society, Rensselaer County District Attorney’s Office, Rensselaer County Probation Department, Sexual Assault Center and the Troy Police Department.

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