Civil Service

Luis A. Muniz Jr. enjoyed a fruitful career in law enforcement for over three decades prior to retiring from the police force. Serving the White Plains Police Department in New York from 1993 to 2019, he retired at the rank of sergeant. Since 2015, he has excelled as the president of the Yonkers Hispanic Cultural Foundation, through which he participates in the creation of the Yonkers Puerto Rican/Hispanic Parade and Festival. Earlier in his career, Mr. Muniz served as the owner of Security Escort Associates and a printer at Hadassah International.

Notably, Mr. Muniz founded the Westchester Hispanic Law Enforcement Association, the first Hispanic police organization in Westchester County. Additionally, during his time in law enforcement, he worked with juveniles at the White Plains Police Department as an instructor and school resource officer for elementary, middle school and high school students. Likewise, he supervised the school resource officer program and coordinated efforts with protestors to ensure the safety of all involved. Among the many highlights of his career, Mr. Muniz is particularly proud of working as a consultant with the International Association of Police Academies, as well as being invited to The White House in Washington, D.C., on three occasions in light of his outstanding feats in law enforcement.

Mr. Muniz is considered the most recognized detective in the State of New York due to his unparalleled training and expertise. Outside of his primary achievements, he worked with the Pace Women’s Justice Center to train officers on domestic violence and interrogation and served as a peer counselor after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. As a testament to his resounding success, Mr. Muniz was named to the Westchester Power 100 in 2022. He has also been honored by the Yonkers Puerto Rican/Hispanic Parade and Festival, the Westchester chapter of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, and by former Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino. Impressively, Mr. Muniz has further received several accolades for his investigative and lifesaving skills and community involvement.

In the coming years, Mr. Muniz intends to continue living his life to the best of his ability and ensure the success of the Yonkers Puerto Rican/Hispanic Parade and Festival. He ultimately aims to ensure that more Latino individuals are included in the parade and festival.

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