Bloomberg appoints new NYC sheriff

December 07, 2010 01:05PM

Mayor Michael Bloomberg today appointed Edgar Domenech as the next New York City sheriff, to succeed Lindsay Eason, who announced his retirement in October. Among a number of duties, the sheriff is responsible for seizing personal property in private litigation matters, enforcing money judgments by placing levies on personal property and serving notice and enforcing evictions. With 25 years of law enforcement experience under his belt, Domenech is the former deputy director of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and currently serves as special agent in charge of the bureau’s Washington, D.C. Field Division. “Whether it’s bringing in a parent that is delinquent in child support payments, ensuring debts are paid in civil cases, or enforcing orders of protection in domestic violence cases, the city’s sheriff is vitally important to the safety and well-being of New Yorkers,” Mayor Bloomberg said. “We are going to be tapping his expertise in managing large and complex law enforcement operations to make the Sheriff’s office even more efficient and effective, and we are very lucky to have him.” TRD