The Peace Islands Institute Syracuse chapter (PIIS) in collaboration with Turkish Cultural Center of Syracuse (TCCS) held Public Service Award Dinner on February 25, 2015 at Syracuse, a gathering to celebrate the members of the public service departments that bravely serve the people of Syracuse. Award recipient was honored for their courageous efforts and cited for their role in protecting communities and resolving conflicts.
The event started with a delicious dinner served by the volunteers from Turkish Cultural Center. Members of the Syracuse FBI Office, Police Department, Fire Department, District Attorney’s Office, and OCC Campus Safety Director were present in spite of a stormy night.
Frank Fowler, Chief Executive Officer of the Syracuse Police Department, was the recipient of the public service award however he could not attend the night due to a recent amber crisis in Syracuse. First Deputy Chief Joseph Cecile received the award on behalf of Chief Fowler. The award was presented by Geraldine Deberly, Turkish Cultural Center advisory board member and the senior associate dean of University College.
First Deputy Cecile mentioned that the cooperation between the police and the community members is so critical to keep our streets safe. He appreciated the efforts of Peace Islands Institute to recognize the members of the public service organizations.