On Friday, Sept. 19, Mount Vernon Detective David Clarke received the Organizational Award from the Grand Council of Guardians and Blacks In Law Enforcement of America.
Detective Clarke is well-known in the community and takes pride in being from the community that he has sworn to protect and serve. Detective Clarke has serve the community of Mt. Vernon for 10 years
Detective Clark has sacrificed his own time to mentor children through an organization he co-founded and has given over 30 thousand dollars in financial assistance to students in Mt. Vernon High School and taken Mt. Vernon youth to China once a year.
Ronald Hampton of Blacks In Law Enforcement of America, Washington D.C. was also recognized with the Community Champion Award.
Ronald Hampton retired from the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department after twenty-three years of service as Community Relations Officer. He is reputed for his outstanding work, with the citizens of the Third District in Washington, D.C. in crime prevention and community participation and relations.
His extensive experience and knowledge in community relations and policing has resulted in education and training opportunities for Mr. Hampton locally, nationally, and internationally. He is the immediate past Executive Director of the National Black Police Association, Inc.
Damon K. Jones
Damon K. Jones is an Activist, Author, and Publisher of Black Westchester Magazine, a Black-owned and operated newspaper based in Westchester County, New York.
Mr. Jones is a Spiritual Life Coach, Couples and Family Therapy Coach, Holistic Health Practitioner, First Aid in Mental Health Practioner, Diet and Nutrition Advisor, and Vegan, Vegetarian Nutrition Life Coach.
Mr. Jones is a 32-year Law Enforcement Practioner New York Representative of Blacks in Law Enforcement of America.
Mr. Jones has been a guest commentator on New York radio stations WBLS (107.5 FM), WLIB (1190 am), WRKS (98.7 FM), WBAI (99.5 FM), and Westchester's WVOX (1460 am). Mr. Jones has appeared on local television broadcasts, including Westchester News 12 "News Makers" and Public Television "Winbrook Pride. You can now hear Damon every Wednesday at 830 AM on WFAS at 1230 AM, Morning with Bob Marone Show.