Lower East Side BID honors “Top Cops”
The Lower East Side Business Improvement District is proud to honor the following 7th Precinct cops for exemplary performance in police work, and dedication to their duties in protecting our community. Offices Kerion Mathison, Alexander Wong and Michael Wong were honored as 7th Precinct Cops of the Year by the Lower East Side Business Improvement District on Thursday, April 5, 2011 during a luncheon and awards ceremony at Tammany Hall, 152 Orchard. New York District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. presented the awards.
Police Officer Kerion Mathison was appointed to the New York City Police Department on January 13th, 2006. She was assigned to the Seventh Precinct in July 2006. During Police Officer Mathison’s career she has not only worked on Patrol in the Seventh Precinct, she has actively worked in the Conditions Unit, Crime Prevention Unit, and is currently assigned to the Cabaret Unit.
Throughout Police Officer Mathison’s tenure she has affected 137 arrests, and has assisted in over 300 arrests.
Additionally, in the past Police Officer Mathison has also participated in several fencing operations which resulted in several search warrants with positive results and the recovery of stolen property of victims which lived within the confines of the Seventh Precinct.
In September 2009 Police Officer Mathison has arrested individuals for assaults, grand larceny, robbery, and burglary. In addition, she was previously recognized for the numerous gun related arrests she had affected.
Furthermore, as a member of the Cabaret Unit, Police Officer Mathison ensures that all licensed establishments are not acting in a manner which would be deemed as to be detrimental to health, safety, and welfare to any one visitor, resident, or fellow business owners in the Lower East Side community.
Police Officer Alexander Wong was appointed on July 1st, 2002. After graduation has was assigned to the Seventh Precinct in January 2003.
In March 2004 Police Officer Alex Wong was assigned to traffic enforcement within the confines of the Seventh Precinct.
In September 2007, Officer Wong was assigned to the Highway Safety Office. There he continues to use his experience to analyze motor vehicle accident reports to develop strategies in enforcement and accident prevention. Officer Wong helped develop a new database to further the department needs. He keeps supervisors apprised of new trends in regards to traffic enforcement.
In addition, Police Officer Wong is responsible for 40 School Crossing Guards, constructions site inspections and enforcement and is the precinct’s liaison with Department of Transportation. Officer Wong is responsible for compiling, maintaining and tracking all reports and enforcement documents related to motor vehicles.
In his career, Police Office Alexander Wong has affected 85 arrests.
Police Officer Michael Wong was appointed on January 20th, 2004 and assigned to Midtown South Impact Precinct until January 2005 when he was assigned to the Seventh Precinct. In his career Officer Wong has affected 39 arrests and has been assigned as the Assistant Field Intelligence Officer since 2007.
As the Assistant FIO, Officer Wong is responsible with providing and disseminating the command’s personnel with important up-to-date intelligence information. He tracks and maintains the Seventh Precinct recidivists and parolees to determine their incarceration status. In the past few years, Officer Wong has assisted in 38 search warrants which led to 6 gun arrests and drugs changers. The distribution of information on wanted persons has led to arrests and closing of past Robbery and Grand Larceny Patterns within the Seventh Precinct.
In addition, Officer Wong maintains numerous databases regarding persons of interest, persons arrested and stopped. He analyzes the arrests and people stopped to identify high profile criminals with extensive history. Through this analysis he develops a profile report to determine if there is a relation with crimes occurring within the Precinct. He works with the Precinct Detective Squad and Crime Analysis unit to share useful information to help resolve criminal incidents.
Police Officer Michael Wong is an asset to the command and all its effects to combat crimes and quality of life issues.