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Michael E. McCarthy Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Mr. McCarthy has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the fields of public service and security

Mr. McCarthy was recently honored as Grand Marshal of the Rochester St. Patrick's Day Parade in 2018.

    ROCHESTER, NY, October 31, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Michael E. McCarthy with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Mr. McCarthy celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Mr. McCarthy has served his community for more than 44 years, first as a police officer with the Rochester Police Department in New York and later as a safety and security director at St. John Fisher College. During his tenure in law enforcement, he served 13 years on the Special Weapons and Tactics Team, eventually exiting the force as an investigator. He has been enjoying his retirement since 2013.

Becoming involved in his field to help make the community a better place, Mr. McCarthy he notably served as the first vice president of the Association of Rochester Police and Area Law Enforcement Retirees between 1999 and 2007. He remains a longstanding, active member of the organization. He also served on the board of directors and as president of the Northeast College and University Security Association (NECUSA) between 2003 and 2011, where he is also a life member.

Mr. McCarthy has instructed at the Monroe County Public Safety Training Academy and presented a variety of training programs to other area police and security organizations. In 2006, he traveled to St. Petersburg, Russia, where he presented "First Responders Role for Emotional Disturbed Persons" to the European Association of Campus Security. In 2007, he was a guest panel member for an international web seminar entitled "How to Respond Effectively to Troubled or Suicidal College Students: Developing Community Approaches and Strategies" for the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators.

Authoring several professional articles for the NECUSA's The Clipboard and the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators' Campus Law Enforcement Journal, Mr. McCarthy wrote on various topics, including ethics and investigations. He was also the editor of The Clipboard for several years. Mr. McCarthy authored three historical fiction books as well, including "From Cork to the New World" in 2009, "The Flight of the Wretched" in 2011 and "The Children of Michigan Street" in 2016.

Serving as president of the Rochester chapter of the Irish American Cultural Institute since 2015, Mr. McCarthy formerly served on the board of directors for this organization from 2010 to 2013. He is also active as a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians and The Colonel Patrick O'Rorke Society.

Featured in Who's Who of Undergraduate Students and Who's Who of Graduate Students, Mr. McCarthy was recently honored as Grand Marshal of the Rochester St. Patrick's Day Parade in 2018. He also received a Lifelong Learner Award from St. John Fisher College in 2012, a President Award from NECUSA in 2007 and an Outstanding Service Award from Buffalo Bills Training Camp in 2005. He has been further highlighted in the 64th edition of Who's Who in America.

Mr. McCarthy earned an Associate of Science in police science at Monroe Community College and a Bachelor of Science in human resource management at Roberts Wesleyan College. He later completed a Master of Science in human resource development at Saint John Fisher College in 2002, while working for the school full-time. He is a certified police instructor of emotionally disturbed persons, a certified instructor with the New York State Bureau of Municipal Police, certified for Weapons of Mass Destruction through Louisiana State University and a graduate of the FBI Citizens Academy in Rochester. Furthermore, he is a certified physical fitness specialist through the Cooper Institute of Aerobics Research.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Michael E. McCarthy has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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