December 20, 2018 – Westchester County Department of Corrections First Deputy Commissioner Louis A. Molina has been tapped to join the transition team of New York State Attorney General-elect Letitia James.

County Executive George Latimer said: “Louis has been a welcome addition to our Corrections team since his work began earlier this year. This appointment will allow him to showcase the innovative programs he and Commissioner Spano have instituted at the County jail and help shape the future of law enforcement in New York State with the top law enforcement official in Attorney General-elect James.”

Molina, a veteran of the United States Marine Corp, in addition to his work in Westchester County, has served in both New York City and the United States Government in numerous leadership roles. Beginning as a New York City police officer, Molina has spent his career working to enhance law enforcement operations at all of the organizations and mentorship to staff and young people in the community. This includes time as a Senior Police Advisor and Instructor in Puebla, Mexico for the Department of State, and Deputy Chief Investigator for the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office.

Molina said: “I am immensely proud to represent Westchester County and our Corrections Department on the Attorney General-elect’s transition team. This opportunity to serve with some of the top legal and law enforcement minds in the State will provide me the chance to further my own knowledge and practices while also working to better our entire statewide criminal justice system.”

Prior to his appointment as First Deputy Commissioner, Molina served the people of New York City as First Deputy Chief of the TLC’s Enforcement Division, and Chief Internal Monitor and Acting Assistant Commissioner Nunez Compliance Unit of the New York City Department of Correction. In these Agency Executive Cabinet roles, Molina brought his specialized training to improve the agencies he was assigned.

Department of Corrections Commissioner Joseph Spano said: “Lou is a vital part of our team in Valhalla. The fresh ideas he brings every day will certainly make an impact statewide through this appointment.”