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File #: 11793-21    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Proclamation Status: Read & Filed
File created: 3/19/2021 In control: County Council
On agenda: Final action: 3/30/2021
Title: Proclamation congratulating Superintendent Coleman McDonough upon the occasion of his retirement from Allegheny County.
Sponsors: Patrick Catena, Tom Baker, Olivia Bennett, Sam DeMarco , Tom Duerr, Nick Futules, Cindy Kirk, Paul Klein, Bob Macey, John Palmiere, Robert Palmosina, Anita Prizio, DeWitt Walton, Paul Zavarella
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Proclamation congratulating Superintendent Coleman McDonough upon the occasion of his retirement from Allegheny County.


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WHEREAS, “I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.” That quote by philosopher, Albert Schweitzer, personifies the talented employees that Allegheny County has been fortunate to have contributed invaluably to our communities; and

WHEREAS, County Police Superintendent Coleman McDonough will be retiring from Allegheny County after having served as the head of the agency since June 2016.; and

WHEREAS, Superintendent McDonough began his career in law enforcement in 1984 with the Pennsylvania State Police where he worked his way up through the ranks from Trooper to Deputy Commissioner; and

WHEREAS, Superintendent McDonough has also served as the Law Enforcement Coordinator for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. He is a United States Army Veteran and is affiliated with several professional organizations including the Allegheny County Chiefs of Police Association, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Pennsylvania Association of Chiefs of Police, and the FBI National Academy Associates: and

WHEREAS, Superintendent McDonough was appointed as the Superintendent of the Allegheny County Police Department on May 26, 2016 and officially assumed that role on June 10, 2016.; and

WHEREAS, under his leadership, the Allegheny County Police Department was able to accomplish the following: modernization of the department that included deployment of a Violent Crimes & Firearms Unit to address violent crime rates, creation of a Mobile Device and Computer Forensic Unit, Tactical De-Escalation and Implicit Bias training for officers, addition of police analysts to provide investigative support and smart policing initiatives, and institution of a Cras...

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