Police & Fire

D.A.R.E. Officer Frank Chibbaro Promoted to Detective

Officer Frank Chibbaro, center, is sworn in as detective by Supervisor Ken Schmitt as his family looks on. Credits: Bob Dumas

CARMEL, N.Y.— Longtime Carmel police officer Frank Chibbaro has been promoted to the rank of detective.

The Town Board awarded the promotion at its meeting last week.

Chibbaro, who resides in Yorktown, is a 1992 Mahopac High School graduate. He’s been on the Carmel police force for 17 years. He’s been the department’s D.A.R.E. officer since 2004, working in the school district’s elementary schools to promote the program’s anti-drug message.

Sign Up for E-News

Chibbaro said that even though he’s been promoted to detective, he will remain with the D.A.R.E program.

“I will still be doing that full-time plus picking up regular investigations here and there,” he said.

Chibbaro said becoming a detective has been a career-long goal.

“I have been waiting for this for a long time,” he said. “Being a detective is something I’ve thought about ever since I got hired.”

Supervisor Ken Schmitt, a former Carmel police officer himself, recalled acting as Chibbaro’s training officer when Chibbaro first joined the force.

“I have known Frank since he was hired and we worked together in the same squad,” Schmitt said before swearing in the new detective. “I had the privilege of being one of his first field training officers. I enjoyed working with him and he’s a great guy. He takes his job very seriously.”

Schmitt said that Chibbaro’s work in the D.A.R.E. program has resonated throughout the community.

“He’s been teaching D.A.R.E since 2004 and he knows a lot of kids around the community and they still acknowledge him when they see him,” Schmitt said. “He’s handled all the youth investigations because of his expertise and knowledge.”

Councilman Jonathan Schneider praised Chibbaro for the work he does helping local charities to raise money.

“He is a great charity event basketball player,” Schneider said. “Year after year he’s always been exceptional at volunteering to get on the court and raise a few funds for charity.”

Schmitt echoed those sentiments, noting that Chief Mike Cazzari had highly recommended Chibbaro for the promotion and was pleased with his work.

“Frank always steps up in the community. When there’s something going on you can count on him to be there,” the supervisor said. “He’s an excellent police officer and I am proud to be part of this board that is promoting him to detective. I think it’s long overdue.  It is something that could have been bestowed upon him years ago.”

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News


What Is Cambridge Analytica?

Cambridge Analytica is a research organization. Apparently, it is funded by the Mercer family, second only to the Koch brothers on the liberal hit list. Both, through their philanthropy, spend millions on various needy organizations like hospitals. What makes them liberal targets is their funding of various conservative think tanks and candidates. I digress.

Cambridge Analytica used Facebook ...

Trump Dumps on Amazon; I Dump on Trump

President Trump attacked the online retail giant Amazon earlier this month, accusing the behemoth corporation of paying “little or no taxes to state and local governments,” and taking advantage of the United States Postal Service and “causing tremendous loss to the U.S.”  

Not true! Since April 2017, Amazon has collected sales taxes in all states that levy ...

‘Sister Act’: A Musical Like Nun Other

Of all the Broadway musicals I’ve seen over the years at Westchester Broadway Theatre, only a handful have elicited the noisily enthusiastic audience response I observed at the recent opening night of “Sister Act.”

There were outbursts of applause in the middle of some numbers, and several clever turns of phrase sprinkled in the dialogue landed squarely, to the delight of big ...

Seen Any Good Ol’ Movies Lately?

As I become more, uh, mature, I find myself enjoying older movies more than newer movies. The trio of films presented here for your consideration are three of my all-time favorites. They share great stories, great screenplays, great directing, great acting. They also have in common ratings in the 90s on Rotten Tomatoes, and a place of distinction in the National Film Registry, a highly selective ...

Cleaning the Empty Nest

Part of the shock of being a part-time empty nester is when the kids come back to visit and I have to watch my house transform overnight from a pristine haven of OCD goodness to a place that looks like an explosion happened at Forever 21.

After my kids moved mostly out, I put away whatever tchotchkes they chose to leave behind and then I put on a hazmat suit and cleaned their rooms until they ...

Tipping the Scales in My Favor

As I was settling into bed one night, I happened to catch my husband out of the corner of my eye.

He was getting on the scale.

“WHAT ARE YOU DOING?” I yelled at him. He jerked his head around and looked at me with alarm.

“What? I’m weighing myself.”

I jumped out of bed and yanked him off the scale. 

“You can’t do that now!” I ...

Upcoming Events

Sat, May 19, 10:00 AM

FDR State Park, Yorktown Heights

BluePath Service Dogs 2nd Annual Walkathon

Giving Back

Sun, May 20

Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park , Yorktown Heights

2nd Annual Northwell Health Walk at Westchester

Arts & Entertainment Giving Back Health & Wellness

Thu, May 24, 6:30 PM


College Admission Webinar