RYE, N.Y. -- Officer Michael Anfuso of the Rye Police Department was recently promoted to the rank of sergeant, Commissioner William Connors announced.
Anfuso was appointed as a police officer Jan. 14, 1999. He has made more than 600 arrests during his time with the department, including four gun arrests. In addition to patrol duty, he has worked as a downtown bicycle officer and a field training officer. He is a New York certified general topics instructor, an FBI-certified defensive tactics instructor, a Taser instructor, an aerosal restraint instructor and a pepperball gun instructor. He helped develop the department's field training and defensive tactics training programs.
Born and raised in Rye, Anfuso is a graduate of the Rye City Schools and holds a bachelor of science degree from Marymount University. He lives in Brewster with his wife, Elisa, and their three children.
Anfuso coached the Rye High School varsity lacrosse team for three years and worked for the Department of Public Works from 1995 until his appointment as a police officer. His family has a long tradition of public service in Rye. His father, Peter Anfuso, retired as general foreman for the Department of Public Works after more than 40 years of service. His aunt, Gail Klepps, retired from the Police Department as a senior office assistant after 35 years. His brother Peter currently works for the Department of Public Works.
“Throughout his career, Mike Anfuso has stood out for his consistent drive and dedication," Connors said. "He has been an outstanding police officer who truly loves his job and the community he serves. I am confident that he will bring the same level of talent and energy to the rank of sergeant, and I congratulate him as he assumes a critical supervisory role in the department.”