NEW YORK (TIP): Captain Stanley George, the highest ranking Indian American in the New York Police Department (NYPD) was presented with Community Service Award by the America Tamil Sangam in recognition of his stellar help to the Indian community.
Prakash M Swamy president and John Joseph, chairman of the Sangam presented the award to George. The NYPD is the largest municipal police department in the World. Captain is the highest rank; one can achieve through in the NYPD. The citation read Captain George has been a tremendous source of help for our Indian community in the United States as well as in India. He has been a Police Officer for 25 years. During these years, he has assisted hundreds of our people in their time of need. He is certainly a strength, voice and refuge for the Indian Community at large. Captain George is a highly decorated officer with many accolades.
Former President APJ Abdul Kalam honored him at New York. He was recognized by the Nassau County for his invaluable services during the 911 disaster. He received “the man of the year” award from the Kerala Center twice. He was also a recipient of Pravasi Kerala Award in 2010. Many cultural, civic and religious organizations such as Federation of Indian Associations, Jackson Heights Merchant Association, the Desi Society, the Assemblies of God and Greater New York Malayalee Community have honored him in the past.
He was born in Kerala and finished High School before migrating to the United States. He pursued his studies at Baruch, majoring in Accounting.He started his career in the NYPD as an Accountant before joining the force. He is married to Beena and together they have two children.