Legislation # 13-0275 Enactment Number none
Type Resolution Effective Date none
Introduction Date 7/10/2013
Title Resolution to Rename the Hampton Public Safety Building Located at 40 Lincoln Street in Honor of Retired Chief of Police, Pat G. Minetti, to be Known as the "Pat G. Minetti Public Safety Building"
 
Legislation History 13-0275
DateNotice Of ActionDescription
8/14/2013 Approved
8/14/2013 Presented by City Manager, Mary Bunting. This item was added to the agenda post publication in an effort to surprise Chief Minetti.
7/3/2013 Received By Clerk's Office
 
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Legislation Text 13-0275

 

City of Hampton, Virginia

Resolution

22 Lincoln Street

Hampton, VA 23669

www.hampton.gov

 

File Number: 13-0275

 

Enactment Number: -

 

Resolution to Rename the Hampton Public Safety Building Located at 40 Lincoln Street in Honor of Retired Chief of Police, Pat G. Minetti, to be Known as the "Pat G. Minetti Public Safety Building"

 

 

WHEREAS, on April 12, 1955, Pat G. Minetti, was hired by the City of Hampton as a patrolman with the Hampton Police Division, and during the next 16 years he advanced through the ranks of the police department, and was ultimately appointed Acting Chief of Police in September of 1971, and thereafter appointed as Chief of Police on February 19, 1972, from which point he served faithfully and commendably as Chief until his retirement on January 1, 2000, concluding 45 years of truly fine service to the citizens of the City of Hampton; and

WHEREAS, while serving with the Hampton Police Division Chief Minetti showed a true personal commitment to continuous improvement through, among other things, his own continuing education by obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Christopher Newport College (with a Certificate of Achievement for Departmental Distinction in Political Science and Governmental Administration); a Masters in Public Administration from the Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, and by completing such programs as the National Executive Institute of the Federal Bureau of Investigation at Quantico, Virginia; and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Alfred P. Sloan School of Management, Program for Urban Executives; and the FBI National Academy where he was the recipient of the J. Edgar Hoover Award for Scholastic Excellence; and

WHEREAS, under Chief Minettis leadership, the Hampton Police Division became one of the finest and most highly respected police departments in the country; and

WHEREAS, Chief Minetti was nationally recognized as an innovative visionary in law enforcement, and throughout his tenure as Chief, he energized the cooperation and involvement of the community in developing and implementing dozens of successful, and frequently emulated, crime fighting and crime prevention programs; and

WHEREAS, Chief Minetti held offices in major law enforcement professional organizations, and was appointed to serve on numerous public safety task forces and commissions at all levels of government, including: service as a National President of the FBI National Academy Associates, a worldwide organization of more than 30,000 graduates from the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia; past president of the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police; charter member and past president of the Hampton Roads Association of Chiefs of Police; appointment by Virginia Governor George Allen to the Virginia House/Senate Joint Committee to study enforcement and abuse of laws regulating handicapped parking; appointment to Virginia Governor Douglas Wilders Task Force on Violent Crime; appointment by Virginia Governor Gerald Baliles to his Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse; and appointment by President Ronald Reagan to his national Law Enforcement Task Force, all of which enabled him to influence important issues and trends in law enforcement and to contribute significantly to improving the quality of American policing; and

WHEREAS, while serving with the Hampton Police Division Chief Minetti was the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including as just a few examples, the Presidential Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police, the Distinguished Alumni Award from Christopher Newport University; the Distinguished Virginian of the Year award of the Virginia District Exchange Clubs; the U. S. Attorney Generals Distinguished Public Safety Service Award, presented by the U.S. Department of Justice for 30 years of outstanding service and innovative leadership in the field of law enforcement; the Public Administrator of the Year from the American Society for Public Administrators, Virginia Chapter; and Class Marshal, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Class of 1980; and

WHEREAS, because of his dedication, commitment, loyalty, steadfastness, expertise, wisdom, consummate professionalism, and unwavering service to the citizens of the City of Hampton for more than 45 years, the City Council of the City of Hampton believes it is fit and proper to honor Pat G. Minetti in as significant a way as he has served this City, this state and this country.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the City Council of the City of Hampton, Virginia that the current police headquarters building at 40 Lincoln Street in Hampton, and presently known as the public safety building, from this day forward be named and known as the Pat G. Minetti Public Safety Building, to be recognized with appropriate signage.

Adopted at the regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Hampton, Virginia held on August 14, 2013.

 

 

 

Signed by ____________________________ Date _________________

Molly Joseph Ward, Mayor

 

 

 

 

Attested by ____________________________ Date _________________

Katherine K. Glass, CMC

Clerk of the Council