It's raining, and you need to catch a cab from the downtown business district to the train station. You're in luck, you think, when you spot an unoccupied taxi coming down the street. You step off the curb, raise your hand and ...get splashed as the cab whizzes by. Until now, that's been the experience of would-be cab hailers in White Plains, thanks to local regulations that prohibited taxi drivers from stopping for fares on the street. The Common Council this month approved sweeping changes to taxi regulations in a major overhaul of the ordinance that, among other things, will:
The White Plains-Greenburgh Chapter of NAACP hosted a Community Forum regarding Police worn body cameras on February 29th, 2016, at Bethel Baptist Church. It was well attended by members of the White Plains community.
The Department, along with Tyler Technologies is hard at work this week as part of a thirteen month program to upgrade our Computer Aided Dispatch, Records Management and Mobile Computing Systems. This capital project is being managed by Lt. Anthony Drago who has organized and is overseeing several build teams comprised of Police, Fire and civilian personnel.
Officer David Garcia of the Patrol Division was recently assigned to a Community Policing post in the Central Business District Officer Garcia works with business owners to facilitate communication and address their concerns. He also works with the department’s mental health outreach team to engage subjects in need of help. Officer Garcia is a 2 year veteran of the department and is an active member of the US Army.