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Westchester County Police launch new mobile phone app

ByCindy J. Daddario

Mar 3, 2022

Westchester County Department of Public Safety launches new mobile app to allow residents and visitors to receive emergency notifications and traffic alerts, learn about county police programs and services and connect with agents in a new way.

The app, available for Apple and Android phones, is designed to provide valuable information to Westchester residents, non-residents who work in the county and anyone visiting Westchester for business or pleasure. Enter Westchester County PD in the app store search bar to locate and download it.

County Executive George Latimer noted that a mobile app was among suggestions made by the county’s Police Reform and Reinvention Committee to strengthen police-community relations.

“The mobile app is just the newest tool Westchester County Police are using to interact with the people they protect and serve,” Latimer said.

Public Safety Commissioner Thomas A. Gleason said, “We communicate with the public on multiple social media platforms and at the many community relations events we host or attend. This new mobile app gives us another way to share information with, and receive information from, members of the public,” he said.

By downloading the app, users will be able to:

  • Sign up to receive emergency notifications and traffic alerts;
  • Send feedback, whether it’s a compliment or a complaint;
  • Provide advice on criminal activity, quality of life issues or traffic conditions;
  • Learn about scheduled community events and programs sponsored by the county police;
  • Get information and links on how to obtain accident reports, submit a Freedom of Information Act request, or apply for a gun license;
  • Communicate directly with the school resource officer at their child’s school in the Hendrick Hudson, Lakeland, North Salem, and Somers school districts;
  • Communicate with division and unit commanders at headquarters and in local constituencies.

Additionally, the app has designated pages that can be used by City/Village of Mount Kisco and Town of Cortlandt government officials to broadcast local emergency alerts and other city government information. . The Westchester County Police provides contract policing services to these two municipalities.

App users have the option to receive all of its notifications or can simply sign up to follow specific pages/topics once they download the app.

About Westchester County

Westchester County, located in the heart of the historic Hudson Valley, covers 800 square kilometers and has a population of just over one million. Originally the home of Native Americans, who were members of the Lenape tribe, today it is a rich blend of many cultures and landscapes. The county is a mix of bustling cities, quaint villages and quaint towns as well as open spaces and a network of beautiful parks. Westchester is made up of 6 towns, 19 towns and 20 villages. Westchester County is known for its top-notch public schools and high quality of life. The county is also an intellectual capital, with a highly skilled workforce, competitive colleges and universities, Fortune 500 companies, world-changing nonprofits, and cutting-edge research centers. Westchester is led by County Manager George Latimer, who took office in January 2018 as the county’s ninth manager. Using inclusion and openness at the forefront, Latimer fights to make Westchester a destination where everyone can live, work and play. Learn more about Westchester County by visiting www.westchestergov.com