2017 Citizens Academy

The White Plains Department of Public Safety is pleased to announce the continuation of the Public Safety Citizen’s Academy. This special and exciting eight-week program is intended for the residents of the City of White Plains who want to learn more about the White Plains Public Safety Department.

This Academy is offered FREE of charge and is a hands-on, interactive, behind-the-scenes program that is taught by experienced police officers, fire fighters and emergency medical personnel.

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Back-To-School Safety

As the school year starts, we at the Department of Public Safety wish all of our residents and school age children a wonderful and safe year. To that end, we have posted some basic back to school safety tips. Please take a look at them and adjust them according to your schedule and child. Public Safety will be out there, highly visible and enforcing traffic laws to ensure that our children have a safe passage to and from school. As a reminder, if you see something, say something. Community and Police working together will ensure that everyone is well protected. Have a great and productive school year.

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Storm Preparedness Checklist:

Be Prepared for Tropical Storms:

  • Ensure you have a way to receive warnings-a NOAA weather radio, a weather app on your phone or the radio/television.

  • Sign up for the City of White Plains alert notifications system at “White Plains Alerts”. To sign up go to wppublicsafety.com or cityofwhiteplains.com Signing up will allow emergency managers to communicate with you if necessary.

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IACP Statement - July 28th, 2017

In consideration of comments made recently regarding police interactions with alleged offenders, the City of White Plains Department of Public Safety - Police Bureau echoes the International Association of Chiefs of Police statement of July 28, 2017.

"Managing use of force is one of the most difficult challenges faced by law enforcement agencies. The ability of law enforcement officers to enforce the law, protect the public, and guard their own safety, the safety of innocent bystanders, and even those suspected or apprehended for criminal activity is very challenging. For these reasons, law enforcement agencies develop policies and procedures, as well as conduct extensive training, to ensure that any use of force is carefully applied and objectively reasonable considering the situation confronted by the officers.

Law enforcement officers are trained to treat all individuals, whether they are a complainant, suspect, or defendant, with dignity and respect. This is the bedrock principle behind the concepts of procedural justice and police legitimacy."