This past July, four members of The White Plains Department of Public Safety received certification from “Fair & Impartial Policing to conduct Implicit Bias Training. Captain Joseph Castelli, Lieutenant James Spencer, Sergeant LaValle Larrier, and Sergeant Kevin Farrelly all attended this three day course in Camden, New Jersey along with members of The Camden County Police Department and other New Jersey Police Departments. Our Department is scheduled to train all White Plains Police Supervisors in October 2016, with Captain Castelli leading instruction. Every other White Plains Police Officer will receive this during the upcoming week-long In-Service-Training which begins in January 2017. This is the next evolution of “cultural & sensitivity” training as a follow up to Procedural Justice training that all White Plains Officers received during the week-long 2016 In-Service-Training. Lieutenant Spencer will also conduct outreach to the community to give updates regarding this training evolution. The following are excerpts from Fair & Impartial Policing and info regarding Procedural Justice.
Last Tuesday, the City of White Plains celebrated National Night Out 2016! Neighborhoods throughout the city were invited to spend the evening with residents and join forces to strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships. We had an amazing turn out and are proud to see that this event gets bigger every year!
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.
We want to take a moment to express our sincerest gratitude to all of our residents who have expressed their support since the tragic events in Dallas. Your kind words mean so much to the men and women who protect and serve the City of White Plains.
We would also like to thank all of our officers who under these sad circumstances continue to perform their difficult duties each and every day with integrity, professionalism and most importantly - respect.
We would like to recognize the recent efforts of the White Plains PBA who have worked with the community and the Department to organize a contingent of White Plains Officers who will represent the City by attending funeral services in Dallas.
Most importantly, our hearts are with the family, friends and colleagues of the 5 Dallas Police Officers who made the ultimate sacrifice in protecting their community.