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.
|View "Police Response to Dynamic Incidents in Schools" presentation (pdf) given by Chief Inspector John Hodges, Westchester County Dept. of Public Safety