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.
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."