Meet Our Graduate Fellows
While the HCNY Foundation started with a focus on providing scholarship funds for Harvard College students, it has since expanded its activities.
Sergeant Lauren E. Foster
New York Police Sergeant Lauren E. Foster K’15 is a graduate of Brooklyn Law School and was a Richardson Merit Scholar. Her bachelor’s degree is from Fordham University, College of Business Administration, where she was on the Dean’s List with a concentration in Economics and a minor in Legal and Ethical Studies, Specialization in G.L.O.B.E. International Business. She was admitted into the New York Bar in 2006 and is an associate attorney at the Law Office of Joseph McConnon & Associates. Since 2006, since she has been a NYPD officer and has served in several roles:
Deputy Commissioner Legal Matters, Civil Enforcement Unit – Sergeant:
Supervising uniformed and civilian attorneys who represent the NYPD Property Clerk in civil forfeiture litigation cases of vehicles and currency. Assessing potential cases to determine if they are viable for forfeiture and assign those that are for litigation or settlement. Advising attorneys on legal strategies for litigation and settlement of cases. Assigning and supervising clerical and support staff functions to uniformed and civilian personnel. Representing the City of New York in Supreme Court on nuisance abatement cases.
7th Precinct – Sergeant:
Supervised a squad of police officers performing patrol functions. Prepared reports regarding patrol-related matters.
Deputy Commissioner Legal Matters, Civil Enforcement Unit – Police Officer:
Represented the NYPD Property Clerk in civil forfeiture hearings before the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings and New York County Supreme Court. Coordinated debriefings involving firearms and controlled substances. Represented the City of New York in Supreme Court on nuisance abatement cases.
13th Precinct – Police Officer:
Patrolled assigned area and provided surveillance and protection from criminal activity. Enforced criminal law statutes and vehicle and traffic regulations. Interacted with the community and worked to resolve issues affecting quality of life.
Deputy Commissioner Legal Matters, Civil Enforcement Unit – Law School Intern:
Drafted summons and complaints. Answered questions regarding vehicle seizures. Helped to settle cases and prepared for litigation. Participated in multi-agency inspections of bars and restaurants and nuisance abatement closings.