William Plimpton and Matthew Staffiero became Rye’s newest police officers January 5 at a swearing-in ceremony at City Hall.
Plimpton hails from upstate. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps for five years in eight countries, including Afghanistan. His father was a New York State Trooper. He received a Bachelor of Arts from University of San Diego in 2014. Plimpton, a certified Federal firearms instructor, most recently was a Federal Police Officer at the West Point Mint.
Staffiero was raised on the other side of Westchester. He also served as a Marine and was deployed twice overseas, in Iraqi Freedom in 2008 and Operation Enduring Freedom in 2009. He studied criminal justice at John Jay University and was a member of New York City’s police force for three years.
Officers William Plimpton, at left, and Matthew Staffiero flank Commissioner of Public Safety Michael Corcoran.