CYNTHIA HOOD - White Plains P.D.

Cynthia has been a resident of the White Plains area all her life, having been born in Grasslands Hospital, now known as the Westchester County Medical Center. She attended schools in the White Plains district and graduated from White Plains High School in 1982.. After graduation, she attended classes at Westchester Community College, SUNY College at New Paltz, and Mercy College in White Plains, where she majored in computer science.
On November 17, 1986, she became a member of the White Plains Police Department. Her posts have included patrol, communications, booking officer, and she is presently assigned to the Licensing Unit. She handles all taxi complaints and oversees the regulations of taxi operations, peddler's licenses, and pistol permits within the City of White Plains. She is also responsible for preparing the Annual Report for the City of White Plains Police Department and works closely with the Deputy Commissioner of Public Safety.
She attended numerous training courses and received a marksmanship award on the shooting range.
On October 11, 1991, she married Paul S. Hood, also a police officer, and they are the proud parents of two daughters, Maia who is five years old and Madison who is 5 months old. They reside in the Village of Elmsford, New York.
She is a member of the Union Baptist Church in Greenburgh, past financial secretary for the Westchester-Rockland Guardians from 1993 to 1997, recording secretary from 1998-99 and tonight (February 20, 2000) is being installed for another two year term as recording secretary. She has been chairperson for the 1994 and 1996 Installation Dinner Dances, chairperson for the 1995 and 1997 Scholarship Brunches and serves on numerous committees within the organization. She is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Union Child Day Care Center where she serves on the Facility and Nominating Committees, an Avon representative, a licensed real-estate agent, member of the Westchester County Board of Realtors and New York State Association of Realtors.
For her leadership and untiring efforts on behalf of the Westchester-Rockland Guardians, tonight she is being presented with the Guardian of the Year Award.

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