William Connors-Rye Police Commissioner for the past thirteen years will be retiring on Thursday, January 16th, 2014.
Previous to joining Rye as a Police Commissioner, Connors worked in the New York Police Department for twenty years and retired from there. When Connors retired from there his title was Inspector, Executive Officer of the Office of the First Deputy Commissioner.
Connors grew up in New York City, he began to work security at night while he was in Law School. Upon graduation,he entered into police work and when he retired from the New York Police Department he moved to Rye.
According to Rye City Manager, Scott Pickup, “This is a high stress job and Bill hasn’t figured out what he will be doing just yet. He sold his house in Rye, and is not sure if he plans to re-locate just yet. The past few years have been rough with the floods and hurricanes, Hurricane Sandy in particular.”
Pickup noted that Rye was without power for two full weeks during Hurricane Sandy.
Pickup said, ”Bill never took a day off and worked for a month straight and worked 16-20 hours a day. We staffed the Emergency Operations Center together. Bill can now take some time and re-charge his batteries.”
When asked if there will be a retirement party for Connors, Pickup stated that,” Bill is a quiet competent person who doesn’t want to call attention to himself.”
“Bill has a great sense of humor, I will personally miss him even during some of the crazy situations.” said Pickup.