LETR State Committee

What is the New York LETR State Committee?

The state committee is made up of law enforcement officers of all ranks from across New York who are actively involved in the Torch Run initiative in their respective regions. We typically meet bi-annuallyr at a centrally located venue to discuss what is going on in each region, best practices and exchange new and exciting ideas! We also attend international LETR conferences to keep up with what is going on across the world! How can you be involved? If you are an active Torch Run leader in your region, the state committee is the place for you! Please reach out to Erin McCartan, emccartan@nyso.org or your regional LETR staff person for more information.


New York LETR State Committee Members:

Statewide Torch Run Director – Captain Steve Nigrelli, New York State Police

Assistant Torch Run Director West – Deputy Sal Gerbino, Monroe County Sheriffs Department

Assistant Torch Run Director East – Officer Chris Hamel, Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department


Regional Torch Run Coordinators –

Western – Chief Mike Williams, Town of Hamburg Police Department

Genesee – Captain Richard Allen, New York State Police

Central – Sgt. Michael Murray, Auburn Correctional Facility

Southern Tier – Trooper Neil Case, New York State Police

Capital – N/A

North Country – Suzanne Ewing

Hudson Valley – Captain Joe Barca, Yonkers Police Department

NYC – Court Officer Kevin Dean, New York State Courts

Long Island – Detective Investigator (Retired) Michael Neid Kings County District Attorney