Thomas Harnisch

Chief Director of Operations

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Thomas Harnisch is the Chief Director of Operations for the Randall’s Island Park Alliance, where he oversees the operation of the Park, including capital improvements, park amenities, and coordination with NYC Parks and other agencies who operate at the Park.

Thomas is a retired police officer who served with the New York Police Department for 25 years. In the last nine years of his career, he served as a Commanding Officer with his most recent service as the Deputy Inspector of the 25th Precinct in East Harlem. During his tenure as Deputy Inspector of the 25th Precinct he, and the rest of the NYPD officers, were responsible for oversight of Randall’s Island Park. Thomas holds both a BS in Business Adminstration and a MA in Criminal Justice from SUNY Albany.