Reentry Initiative

The White Plains Reentry Initiative is a public safety and social strategy focusing on subjects leaving the Westchester County Penitentiary to assist them in preparing to reenter the White Plains community and to develop an ongoing support system afterwards that will reduce the likelihood of their reoffending and increase the probability of them becoming productive members of the community.

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High Rise Life Safety Program

White Plains has some of the largest high-rise buildings situated between New York City and Albany. People live and/or work daily in these buildings. Did you know that the Fire Code of New York State requires that an approved fire safety and evacuation plan shall be prepared and maintained in all high rise buildings? The code also requires that all commercial high rise occupants be familiar with the plan and participate in fire evacuation drills.

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Explorer's Program

The Explorer's Program is a collaboration of the White Plains Department of Public Safety - Police and Fire Bureaus and the White Plains Youth Bureau. The Explorer program is affiliated with Boy Scouts of America and is opened to young men and women.The participants are under the supervision of Police Officers, Fire Fighters and Youth Bureau Aides. The Explorer program emphasizes five areas of juvenile development: Career Opportunities, Life Skills, Character Education, Citizenship, and Leadership Experience.

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