Investigator Michael Gregorio, a champion of vulnerable children, retires from village police department

Goshen. Gregorio has won honors for his work as an investigator during his 15 years with the Village of Goshen Police, including an international child abuse case and a fraud posing as a retired FBI agent and psychiatrist. He was recognized by the county for his support and compassion for vulnerable and traumatized victims.

Goshen /
29 Jan 2020 | 03:23

Investigator Michael R. Gregorio has announced his retirement from the Village of Goshen Police Department after a 21-year law enforcement career, 15 of those years with the Village of Goshen Police Department.

He was recognized for his service at the Jan. 27 village board meeting. His retirement is effective on Friday, Jan. 31.

Gregorio is a proud graduate of Goshen High School. He started his law enforcement career in 1998 as a corrections officer with the New York State Department of Corrections. He became a police officer with the New York City Police Department on July 7, 1999, then joined the City of Middletown Police Department on Oct. 23, 2000.

Gregorio started with the Village of Goshen Police Department on Jan. 24, 2005. On Feb. 3, 2014, he was assigned as an investigator to the Orange County Child Abuse Task Force, where he currently serves.

He is a certified EMT, BLS/CPR/defibrillator instructor and firearms instructor.

He was the 2017 Officer of the Year for coordinating a 16-month international child abuse investigation that resulted in the suspect being convicted of multiple felonies and sentenced to 22 years in prison in the United Kingdom.

Also in 2017, he was awarded the Orange County Department of Mental Health's Champions of Trauma Award for his support and compassion for vulnerable and traumatized victims.

In 2019, he received a letter of commendation from the New York State Police Troop F Commander for his work on an investigation of a subject who was portraying himself as a retired FBI agent and psychiatrist, and who was conducting counseling sessions with minors.

"Congratulations and thank you for your service, Mike!" said James C. Watt, chief of police.