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Safer Communities

Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino has launched an initiative, called Safer Communities, that brings together resources inside and outside county government to protect schools and communities from acts of senseless violence such as the tragedy in Newtown, CT.

The initiative is a combination of practical, ready-to-go programs that combat violence by drawing on the expertise of the county departments of Public Safety, Health and Community Mental Health in collaboration with local police chiefs, educators, clergy, civic leaders and elected officials.

The goals are to educate the public about available services and programs, enhance those capabilities and evaluate progress on an ongoing and long-term basis.

Safer Communities October 2014Oct. 21, 2014
Fall Forum: Addressing Violence as a Public Health Issue

Addressing Violence as a Public Health Issue digital brochure

Event Program

Press Release

 
Safer Communities First Aid digital brochureMarch 13, 2014
Spring Forum: Youth Mental Health First Aid


Youth Mental Health First Aid digital brochure
Event Program

Press Release

Rollout of Safer Communities BlueprintOct, 21, 2013
Fall Forum: Rollout of Safer Communities Blueprint


Safer Communities Blueprint digital brochure
Event Program
Press Release
Safer Communities Panel April 9April 9, 2013
Spring Forum: Community Violence Prevention Forum


Breakout Session Action Items
Photo Gallery
Event program
Press Release
County Executive Robert P. Astorino speaking at the Feb. 27 Safer Communities SymposiumFeb. 27, 2013
Fall Forum: Bratton Addresses 300 School and Police Officials at Astorino's Safer Communities Symposium


Read the overview
Symposium Program
View images on Facebook (public)
Press Release
View "Police Response to Dynamic Incidents in Schools" presentation (pdf) given by Chief Inspector John Hodges, Westchester County Dept. of Public Safety

View the video of the following remarks:

  • Welcome: Commissioner Longworth and Chief Brogan
  • Opening Remarks: County Executive Astorino
  • Keynote Address: William Bratton, former NYPD Commissioner

Panel presentation:
County Executive Robert P. Astorino announces the Safer Communities initiativeFeb. 20, 2013
Astorino Launches Safer Communities Initiative as a Response to Newtown Tragedy


Read the overview
View PowerPoint presentation (pdf)
Press Release
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