As retired Sixth Precinct Commanding Officer Inspector Elisa Cokkinos walked out of the precinct for the last time, she was greeted by salutes and enthusiastic applause from the men and women in blue, who lined the entire block along West 10th Street.
She spent the last two of her twenty-five years on the force at the Sixth Precinct, and was held in high regard by members of her command and the community.
Officer Mercedes Woods, who worked under her command, said “Inspector Cokkinos was a person of integrity. She always had an open door policy where you could approach her—whether work-related or personal, she always listened. She was Mentor to me and most of all she was a pleasant person to work for. I wish her the best in her future endeavors.”
When Lieutenant Gary Giersbach was asked, he said “Inspector Cokkinos was an outstanding supervisor that led by example. All of us at the Sixth Precinct will really miss her.”
Members of the community, especially those who worked closely with her, had tremendous respect for her.
Dave Poster, President of the Christopher Street Patrol, praised her by saying “Commander Cokkinos has been a perfect fit for the community and for the officers under her command. Her actions proved that she cared about the community.”
Maureen Remacle, President of the 6th Precinct Community Council, was saddened by her departure, saying “She was a really great commander, and we really enjoyed working with her. The officers liked her, the people in the community liked her, and she did a good job. She’ll be missed.”
Inspector Cokkinos says she has no plans to leave New York or to join the corporate world, only to relax and work on her golf game.
WestView News wishes her the best in her retirement.