On Friday, December 4th, members of our Department along with our partners at My Sister's Place were trained by The Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence on implementing the Lethality Assessment Program. Representatives from Pace Women's Justice Center, Westchester Independent Living Center, and The Westchester County District Attorney's office were also in attendance to observe the LAP training. This training will be conducted for the entire Department during IST 2016.
Online shopping offers a safe and comfortable respite from unruly crowds, but it has its own hazards. Many people who have gifts shipped to them have the packages left at their doorsteps by their carriers, and these unattended parcels prove irresistible to thieves, who need to do nothing more than walk away with them when no one's looking.
Congresswoman Nita M. Lowey (Westchester/Rockland), the Ranking Member on the House Appropriations Committee, was joined today at the White Plains Public Safety Headquarters by local elected officials, law enforcement, and gun safety advocates to call on Congress - in the wake of the terror attacks in Paris - to immediately pass legislation prohibiting suspects on the terror watch list from purchasing firearms.