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Gerald “Jerry” Deluca, As We All Know, Is an Employee of the Town of Coeymans As a so-called Police Investigator.
Or Is He?
One very basic assumption is that to be an effective forensic or police investigator, the officer must be impartial, objective, non-judgmental, and not compromised. Right? So, for some time now we have been operating in the perhaps naïve belief that Mr Gerald Deluca is an employee solely of the Coeymans Police Department as a police investigator being paid an annual salary in 2010 of $29,095 (source: FindTheData New York State Employees). Certain reports, however, piqued our curiosity and, when researching the questions, we just happened to come across some rather confusing information on Mr Deluca’s LinkedIn page. Here’s some of that confusing information…and some of the serious questions:
One of those questions is: Would you want this character to be investigating your case? With his public disrespect for a woman BoE candidate and for women in general, would you want this man investigating your case if you were a woman? Do you really think with his public affairs and special interest connections he can be objective and impartial in any investigation? Is he on the take?
According to public information Gerald “Jerry” Deluca is an employee of the Town of Coeymans, Police and Fire, and receives a salary from the Town, rather the State of New York. That position is apparently full-time.
We find Deluca’s NYS payroll information for 201o disclosed (source: SeeThroughNY):
We find the same NYS payroll information for 2011 (source: SeeThroughNY):
According to Deluca’s LinkedIn profile, Deluca provides the following information:
Deluca lists his current positions, at least 5 of them, as:
- Current Director at MSSBC (Main Street Small Business Coalition) from January 2009 to Present.
- Executive Director at ARANY (Automotive Recyclers of New York) from September 2006 to Present.
- Proprietor, DeLuca Public Affairs, a lobbying/influence peddling firm, from October 2005 to Present.
- Director at Main Street Small Business Coalition for September 2005 to Present (isn’t this the MSSBC?)
- Investigator at Town of Coeymans Police Department, from February 1982 to Present.
He also lists activity as a “legislative associate at the New York State Assembly” from 1980-1993, and “director, government and community affairs at the NYSTA (New York State Thruway Authority) from 1988-1992.
All of these positions run simultaneously with his listed job as Investigator in the Town of Coeymans Police Department which he claims he has held since 1982 to the present.
You can view his Public Profile at http://www.linkedin.com/pub/jerry-deluca/16/56/297.
On another site, Zoominfo we find Deluca listed (Last Update on 4/18/12) as “Jerry Deluca, Executive Director of ARANY.” ARANY’s Company Description: The ARANY is a trade association dedicated to the professional development of the auto recycling industry in New York State. Using recycled auto parts saves consumers money and preserves the environment. The reuse of recycled parts keeps them out of the waste stream and provides body shops, repair shops, insurers and the backyard mechanic with an inexpensive alternative for original equipment manufacturers parts. ARANY, 194 Washington Avenue Suite 305, Albany, New York 12210.
Could this ARANY connection have anything to do with the scrap movements to/from the Coeymans Port? Was there $$ involved? Was Deluca involved? Was State Assembly representative Steve McLaughlin involved? Was Deluca Public Affairs involved? Can you now picture the squirming, greedy tentacles involved in this Coeymans cop’s activities, and why he and his department are compromised?
And on ZoomInfo his employment history reads:
- DeLuca Public Affairs, Director of Government Relations
- New York State Motor Truck Association
- Executive Director MSSBC, Government Affairs Director
- NYS Thruway Authority & Canal Corporation
- Board Memberships and Affiliations – Chief Staff Person for the Transportation Committee
- Proprietor DeLuca Public Affairs Sole Proprietorship; Myself Only; Government Relations industry
And in the ARANY Newsletter Fourth Quarter 2011 Page 5. We find Deluca posing in a group photograph and the accompanying article reads in part: “ARANY has already begun the process of working with DEC on the development of the new permit. ARANY Executive Director Jerry DeLuca and Environmental committee Chairman Gary Beagell attended a meeting on November 3rd at DEC Headquarters along with representatives of many other industries governed by the permit. The DEC provided an overview of the process and the issues that they perceive must be addressed. Jerry was also invited to participate in a small group meeting just before Thanksgiving along with ISRI reps, and others to provide additional comments on the process. ARANY is also working with ARA environmental experts and consultants such as James Environmental to monitor the process and obtain information and comments.” (Click here for the complete newsletter with the group photo: ARANY Newsletter Current 4th Q 2011 Deluca)
In addition to all of this, Deluca appears to have been doing Board of Education work until he was booted with Cathy Long, and since has been involved in a number of local activist organizations, most recently the effort to push the 2012-13 RCS CSD budget through the vote. Isn’t it ironic that Deluca should be proprietor of a public affairs company; all of his affairs seem to be public!
All of this flurry of activity and concurrent jobs raises several troubling questions, one of which is Where is Deluca actually working? He’s getting a state payroll check from the Town of Coeymans, that we know. He’s claiming to be director at at least three other businesses at the same time, though, and claims to be proprietor at at least one, Deluca Public Affairs.
What’s more, Deluca is truly a superman, because he’s doing all of this on a political science degree from SUNY Plattsburgh (1976-1980), not a Harvard MBA or a Yale criminal justice or criminology degree but an undergrad polisci degree from SUNY Plattsburgh!!! The guy’s gotta be a freakin’ genius, and he apparently doesn’t need to eat, sleep, socialize? Well, we all know better than that, don’t we? Anyone in the RCS community knows damned well what Deluca’s up to, where, and with whom…Need we say more?
Now, Jerry, we’re really trying to report all of this with a straight face but it’s really difficult. But we do have to ask outright: What’s the deal, Jerry? Can you explain all of this…We’re sure you can but we mean convincingly?
Perhaps the Town of Coeymans Board can step in and explain away a little of this really suspicious activity. How can you be on the state payroll and a police investigator in the town of Coeymans Police Department with all of these other conflicting interests? Is this all true? If it is then a great many other questions are raised. If it’s not true, we have a credibility problem in our dear Jerry. Perhaps Chief Gregory Darlington can explain what exactly you’re doing in the Coeymans Police Department. Or maybe the Office of the NYS Comptroller or the Attorney General can explain all of this. Who has the answers, Jerry?
Would you want this guy to be assigned to your case as police investigator? And it also raises a question of whether he was or is on the take for local scrap business activities, or DEC investigations of local businesses? Stuff like this really gets the imagination running, doesn’t it?
Is there a reasonable explanation for all of this Deluca, Darlington, or do we have a bad-ass case of more corruption in the Coeymans Police Department?
To read our recent article on corruption in the Coeymans Police Department, click Corrupt Coeymans Police Effectiveness Compromised!!!
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