Sanford Garelik Passes At 93

Published on November 20, 2011, 11:49 pm
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Bronx native Sanford D. Garelik, a former New York City mayoral candidate and a City Council president who served the city amid the fiscal and criminal turmoil of the 1970s, died Saturday in Manhattan. He was 93.

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Chapel service will be held on Monday November 21, 2011 at 12:00, noon at:

Riverside Memorial Chapel
180 West 76th Street
New York, NY 10023

Tel.: 212-362-6600

Interment will take place immediately following the services at:

Riverside Cemetery
12 Market Street
Saddle Brook, NJ 07663
Tel.: 877-843-7101

Among his many accomplishments:

1966 Shomrim Person of the Year
Recipient of the NYPD Combat Cross as a Patrolman

Sanford served as Chief Inspector of the New York City Police Department, the highest position in the department responsible for a force of over 35,000 personnel.

He was also elected President of the New York City Council, one of the three highest elected government officials in New York City.

Sandy’s distinguished law enforcement experience includes serving as Chief of the New York City Transit Police Department and Director of Security for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, in charge of security for the nation’s largest transportation system.

He has worked on all aspects of law enforcement and government on the international, national and municipal levels.

As a professor, consultant and author, Sandy has educated thousands of individuals throughout the world in all areas of security, law enforcement and government.

His background in government and law enforcement on a worldwide level afforded Excel a unique expertise not readily available elsewhere.


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