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Rye PD Welcomes Two to the Blue (Photos & Video)

Rye Police Officer Matthew Alto, Rye Police Officer Nicholas "Nikko" DiDomizio, Rye City Clerk Carolyn D'Andrea, Esq., Rye Public Safety Commissioner Robert Falk at the swearing on October 19, 2020

(PHOTO: Rye Police Officer Matthew Alto, Rye Police Officer Nicholas “Nikko” DiDomizio, Rye City Clerk Carolyn D’Andrea, Esq., Rye Public Safety Commissioner Robert Falk at the swearing-in on October 19, 2020.)

Rye PD welcomed two new officers to the City of Rye in a brief, socially distanced ceremony Monday morning in the council chambers at Rye City Hall.

City staff, officers and the families looked on as Rye City Clerk Carolyn D’Andrea, Esq. conducted the swearing-in for Rye Police Officer Matthew Alto and Rye Police Officer Nicholas “Nikko” DiDomizio. Rye Public Safety Commissioner Robert Falk presided over the ceremony and welcomed the officers to Rye.

Rye Police Officer Matthew Alto, Rye Police Officer Nicholas "Nikko" DiDomizioThe new officers will conduct six to eight weeks of field training before being assigned regular patrol, Commissioner Falk told MyRye.com. The city was fortunate to be able to recruit officers with prior experience and hence avoiding the requirement any new officers complete academy training. Falk gave Lieutenant Mike Anfuso “100% credit” for his role in the recruiting process. When you have brand new recruits, it can take a year and a half of academy and field training before an officer can be properly deployed, Falk said.

The two new officers bring department headcount up to 37. The two positions have been vacant since at least January, and the department also is down four active officers for various reasons.

Meet the Officers

Rye Police Officer Matthew Alto with his family at his swearing in - Rye City Hall October 19, 2020

(PHOTO: Rye Police Officer Matthew Alto with his family at his swearing in – Rye City Hall October 19, 2020.)

Rye Police Officer Matthew Alto, age 29, resides in Ossining with his wife and two children. He is a 2019 graduate of the Westchester County Police Academy and a 2018 graduate of the Westchester County Department of Corrections Academy. He has served one and a half years with the SUNY Police Department and is certified as an Emergency Medical Technician and certified in crisis intervention.

Rye Police Officer Nicholas "Nikko" DiDomizio with his family at his swearing in - Rye City Hall October 19, 2020

(PHOTO: Rye Police Officer Nicholas “Nikko” DiDomizio with his family at his swearing in – Rye City Hall October 19, 2020.)

Rye Police Officer Nicholas “Nikko” DiDomizio, age 26, resides in Yonkers with his family. He is a 2018 graduate of the Westchester County Police Academy and holds two and a half years experience with the Mount Vernon Police Department. He is certified in CPR/AED, NIMS and NYS Patrol Rifle.

Welcome to Rye!

Watch the swearing in (57 seconds):

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Rye Police Officer Matthew Alto, Rye Police Officer Nicholas "Nikko" DiDomizio, Rye City Clerk Carolyn D'Andrea, Esq., Rye Public Safety Commissioner Robert Falk at the swearing on October 19, 2020

(PHOTO: Rye Police Officer Matthew Alto, Rye Police Officer Nicholas “Nikko” DiDomizio, Rye City Clerk Carolyn D’Andrea, Esq., Rye Public Safety Commissioner Robert Falk at the swearing-in on October 19, 2020.)

Rye PD welcomed two new officers to the City of Rye in a brief, socially distanced ceremony Monday morning in the council chambers at Rye City Hall.

City staff, officers and the families looked on as Rye City Clerk Carolyn D’Andrea, Esq. conducted the swearing-in for Rye Police Officer Matthew Alto and Rye Police Officer Nicholas “Nikko” DiDomizio. Rye Public Safety Commissioner Robert Falk presided over the ceremony and welcomed the officers to Rye.

Rye Police Officer Matthew Alto, Rye Police Officer Nicholas "Nikko" DiDomizioThe new officers will conduct six to eight weeks of field training before being assigned regular patrol, Commissioner Falk told MyRye.com. The city was fortunate to be able to recruit officers with prior experience and hence avoiding the requirement any new officers complete academy training. Falk gave Lieutenant Mike Anfuso “100% credit” for his role in the recruiting process. When you have brand new recruits, it can take a year and a half of academy and field training before an officer can be properly deployed, Falk said.

The two new officers bring department headcount up to 37. The two positions have been vacant since at least January, and the department also is down four active officers for various reasons.

Meet the Officers

Rye Police Officer Matthew Alto with his family at his swearing in - Rye City Hall October 19, 2020

(PHOTO: Rye Police Officer Matthew Alto with his family at his swearing in – Rye City Hall October 19, 2020.)

Rye Police Officer Matthew Alto, age 29, resides in Ossining with his wife and two children. He is a 2019 graduate of the Westchester County Police Academy and a 2018 graduate of the Westchester County Department of Corrections Academy. He has served one and a half years with the SUNY Police Department and is certified as an Emergency Medical Technician and certified in crisis intervention.

Rye Police Officer Nicholas "Nikko" DiDomizio with his family at his swearing in - Rye City Hall October 19, 2020

(PHOTO: Rye Police Officer Nicholas “Nikko” DiDomizio with his family at his swearing in – Rye City Hall October 19, 2020.)

Rye Police Officer Nicholas “Nikko” DiDomizio, age 26, resides in Yonkers with his family. He is a 2018 graduate of the Westchester County Police Academy and holds two and a half years experience with the Mount Vernon Police Department. He is certified in CPR/AED, NIMS and NYS Patrol Rifle.

Welcome to Rye!

Watch the swearing in (57 seconds):