Section 101 - Organization

Seven Chapters

The Westchester County Department of Public Safety is dedicated to providing professional police services to all of those who live, work and recreate in Westchester County. We should never forget that law enforcement is, in fact, a profession. One of the elements that distinguishes a profession from a job is adherence to an established code of conduct. This Department Manual contains such a code of conduct, derived from the institutional experience of this department and from the standards of our accrediting agency.

This Department Manual, effective September 1, 2013, whether or not elsewhere expressly stated in this Department Manual, supersedes every General Order presently in effect and every Operations Order or Interim Order presently in effect that has revised or superseded a General Order. George

The purpose of this order is to define certain terms used in the Department Manual of the Westchester County Department of Public Safety.

The purpose of this order is to identify and explain the role of the Westchester County Department of Public Safety. POLICY: Mission Statement:

To outline the method by which goals and objectives are developed, reviewed and accomplished, and to establish timetables for this process.

To identify the organizational components of this Department and their relation to one another, to identify the chain of command and lines of authority and accountability, and to encourage the appropriate delegation of authority.

To identify authorities, establish formats and provide definitions for written Directives and to set standards for proper preparation, indexing and distribution of these Directives so that all Employees are kept informed of orders, instructions, information and revised policies and procedures.