Ithaca, N.Y. — The Ithaca Police Department announced the hiring of two new officers on Tuesday.


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Here’s the IPD press release:

“Chief Barber is pleased to announce the hiring of Jevon Pakkala and Mary Orsario as Police Officers for the Ithaca Police Department.  Recruit Officers Pakkala and Orsario are attending the Broome County Law Enforcement Academy in Binghamton, NY.”

“Recruit Officer Pakkala graduated from Cazenovia College in 2012 with a Bachelors Degree in Business.  He was recently employed by Bangs Ambulance as a Paramedic and is also a Volunteer Firefighter.”


“Recruit Officer Orsario graduated from Ithaca College in 2013 with a Bachelors Degree in Recreational Management.  She was recently employed by Challenge Workforce Solutions.  Please join Chief Barber in welcoming Recruit Officers Pakkala and Orsario to the IPD Family. ”

Officer Orsario

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Jeff Stein

Jeff Stein is the founder and former editor of the Ithaca Voice.