Morton “Morty” Levine
While Morton “Morty” Levine has many interests, two of his greatest passions involve law enforcement and education.
Mr. Levine recently completed his 65th consecutive year as a professor of literature and English at Suffolk Community College and has been an active member of the New York City Police Association for more than 50 years.
After purchasing a condo in Pembroke Pines 40 years ago, Mr. Levine said he was compelled to join the Florida Police Chiefs Association and, eventually, the Florida Sheriffs Association as well. At times, Mr. Levine said he is even able to combine his love of education and law enforcement by proctoring police exams.
“I’ve been very supportive with dozens of police associations, not only in this country, but internationally as well,” Levine said. “I’ve had the privilege of getting to know many individuals in law enforcement, and I’ve also had many law enforcement officers in my classes. I am always honored when asked to proctor exams for various law enforcement agencies.”
Mr. Levine is a native of Brooklyn, N.Y., and he earned his graduate degree from New York University. Upon graduating, he moved to Long Island where he first began teaching, and immediately fell in love with the beautiful scenic campus.
In his free time, Mr. Levine said he loves going to the theatre to see shows in the City. But, when he’s not in Long Island, Mr. Levine enjoys spending extended weekends at his condo in Florida. While there, he also teaches literature to other residents.
“I’ve always been passionate in the field of education and I am a truly passionate supporter of police associations,” Levine said. “I have two completely emphatical interests, but I’m always actively engaging both.”