December 20, 1993
Adjudged that the determination is confirmed and the proceeding is dismissed on the merits, with costs.
The determination is supported by substantial evidence (see, Matter of Stork Rest. v Boland, 282 N.Y. 256; Matter of Keogh v Dolce, 84 A.D.2d 579). Furthermore, the penalty of termination of the petitioner's employment was not so disproportionate to the offenses as to be shocking to one's sense of fairness (see, Matter of Pell v Board of Educ., 34 N.Y.2d 222). This is especially true in view of the fact that police departments are quasi-military organizations requiring strict discipline (see, Matter of Bal v Murphy, 55 A.D.2d 26, affd 43 N.Y.2d 762). Bracken, J.P., Balletta, Miller and Pizzuto, JJ., concur.