SCHUMER ANNOUNCES BROOKLYN NATIVE, 37-YEAR NYPD VET, FORMER CHIEF OF NYPD TRANSIT BUREAU & COMMANDER OF PATROL BOROUGH BROOKLYN SOUTH, JOSPEH FOX, APPOINTED TO THE PUBLIC SERVICE OFFICERS MEDAL OF VALOR REVIEW BOARD
The Medal of Valor is the Nation’s Highest Award for Bravery of Public Safety Officers
Schumer: Chief Joe Fox Embodies Best Qualities of Law Enforcement Professional & Will Be Valuable Member of This Prestigious Medal of Valor Review Board
Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced his appointment of Brooklyn native and 37-year NYPD veteran, Joseph Fox, to the Medal of Valor Review Board. Fox is a highly regarded former Chief in the NYPD and currently serves as the Chief of Staff of SilverSEAL, a full service global security firm. While ascending the NYPD ranks to three-star Chief, Fox commanded Patrol Borough Brooklyn South, Patrol Borough Queens South, the Office of the Chief of Internal Affairs, the Office of the Deputy Commissioner of Training, and Brooklyn’s 71st Precinct. Fox also served as Chief of the NYPD’s Transit Bureau, where he led a team of more than 2,600 men and women who secure the nation’s busiest metropolitan rail system. He is well known for both exemplary management ability and community outreach, which he has overseen in scores of neighborhoods throughout New York City.
“Former NYPD Chief of Transit Bureau and Commander, Joseph Fox, has tremendous experience in the NYPD and as a law enforcement official and I am proud to make him my choice to represent all our communities on the prestigious Public Safety Officers Medal of Valor Review Board,” said Senator Schumer. “Chief Joe Fox is exactly the right guy for this job. His steadfast dedication to the professional administration of justice, and close ties with the communities where he served makes him an ideal appointment for the Medal of Valor Review Board. Joe Fox has shown himself to be an outstanding law enforcement professional and his continued service to New York made him a clear choice for this position.”
The Medal of Valor is awarded to public safety officers who have exhibited exceptional courage, regardless of personal safety, in the attempt to save or protect human life. As a member of the Medal of Valor Review Board, Fox will review eligible candidates’ records and recommend five public safety officers to the attorney general in recognition of their service. Medal of Valor recipients have served in a public agency and acted with exceptional courage in an effort to save or protect human life. The medal is awarded annually in the name of Congress by the president and is the highest national award for bravery for public safety officers.