The Westchester County Department of Public Safety is committed to protecting the safety and security of all who live and work in our county or come here to visit.

The department is vigilant in patrolling county parkways and protecting county properties, including Westchester’s vast parks system and key facilities such as the Westchester County Airport, the Westchester County Center and the county office building. In addition, it conducts municipal patrol operations in Mount Kisco and Cortlandt and has School Resource officers assigned to schools in Cortlandt, Somers and North Salem.

We serve as an ever-present resource for local law-enforcement in Westchester. Through our Forensic Investigation Unit, for example, county police experts in ballistics, latent prints, crime scene processing and digital evidence examination assist local police with hundreds of cases each year. The resources of the Special Operations Division -- such as the Aviation Unit, Bomb Squad and Special Response Team -- are always available upon request to local police agencies.

In addition, the Department of Public Safety, also known as the Westchester County Police Department, remains at the forefront in protecting our citizens and critical infrastructure from acts of domestic and international terrorism.

Civilian Response to Active Shooter Course
The Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) course, designed and built on the Avoid, Deny, Defend (ADD) strategy developed by ALERRT in 2004, provides strategies, guidance and a proven plan for surviving an active shooter event. Topics include the history and prevalence of active shooter events, civilian response options, and medical issues. Registration is free.

Digital EvidenceDigital Evidence Section
The Digital Evidence Section conducts examinations of computers, cellular telephones, electronic storage devices and other items for local and federal law enforcement agencies. It is accredited by the NYS Commission on Forensic Science and the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors. Learn more
hands holding cell phoneTIPS Phone Line
If you see something, send something. The Department of Public Safety accepts non-emergency text messages, e-mails, photographs and short video clips from people with information or visual images of crimes or suspicious activity. Learn more.
Westchester Warrant WatchWestchester Warrant Watch
You can make a difference. Westchester’s Warrant Watch is a joint effort of the Westchester County departments of Public Safety and Probation. Find out more about people currently wanted by these departments on a variety of crimes. Learn more
Forensic InvestigationForensic Investigation Unit
FIU is recognized as a public forensic laboratory under New York State Executive Law and is accredited by the New York State Commission on Forensic Science and the American Society of Crime Lab Directors. Learn more

OfficerAnimal Abuse Registry
It is a crime to abuse animals. Those who do abuse animals are listed on the Animal Abuse Registry.