About Clyde A. Isley

  • Clyde chose Mount Vernon as his home almost forty years ago.
  • Clyde raised his family, owns a home and LOVES living in Mount Vernon.

Clyde’s academic background affirms expertise to bring real transparency, accountability and modernity to City Hall.

  • BA, Business Administration and Computer Science (Pace University)
  • MPA, Master of Public Administration (Pace University)


Clyde’s strong track record assures Mount Vernon real experience, proven leadership and accomplishments for tangible change.

Detective Sergeant, New York Police Department:

Awarded Chief of Detectives Outstanding Service Award

  • Directed investigative unit of Civilian Complaint Review Board
  • Detective Investigator within Homicide, Narcotics, Bias Incident, Sex Crimes and others
  • Managed patrol unit activities as Patrol Supervisor in a one million person police precinct
  • Member of Police Benevolent Association and Sergeants Benevolent Association


Police Commissioner, Mount Vernon Police Department

Successful anti-corruption investigation with FBI resulting in two awards from the FBI:

  • FBI’s New York Field Office’s Outstanding Leadership Award; and,
  • FBI Director’s Award for Exceptional Public Service (highest civilian honor by FBI, awarded once annually and personally by the FBI Director)

As Police Commissioner of Mount Vernon, Clyde also:

  • Created Mount Vernon’s first community policing program and obtained a $750,000 grant from the Department of Justice to support the program
  • Developed Gang Related Intervention Program (GRIP) to eliminate gang violence/involvement in Mount Vernon in collaboration with the Westchester County Probation Department.
  • Implemented department-wide annual evaluations for all personnel from civilian to Chief of Police
  • Established Office of Internal Affairs


Dean of Administration & Finance, Hostos Community College:

As Chief Financial Officer, Clyde was responsible for strategic financial planning, budget development and management, and, revenue/expense forecasting. Clyde also:

  • Reorganized the Information Technology department and supervised data system upgrade
  • Implemented the Student Information Management System
  • Created professional development programs with a focus on cross-training and skills development to improve workforce preparedness.


Deputy Commissioner, Westchester County Department of Corrections:

Appointed by County Executive Andy Spano, Clyde was responsible for direction and administration of Corrections Department including: :

  • Preparation and administration of $160 million annual operating budget;
  • Development of department policy;
  • Strategic planning and emergency preparedness; and,
  • Organizational, educational and rehabilitation programs

As Deputy Commissioner, Clyde also:

  • Revised Inmate Program Services to improve recidivism
  • Chaired committee to update department-wide operating manual
  • Strategic planning and emergency preparedness; and,
  • Developed new staffing policy which helped reduce costs without cutting staff

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