CHIEF OF POLICE
Welcome Internet user to the Town of Greenburgh Police Department's Web Site. The Town of Greenburgh is located in Westchester County, New York about a twenty-minute drive north from New York City. Bordered on the south by the City of Yonkers and on the east by White Plains, it is a diverse community with a resident population of just over 42,000. The attraction of its retail establishments, light industry and professional buildings, however, swells its daytime population to well over 100,000 persons.
With an authorized strength of 114 sworn officers and a civilian staff of 42, the Greenburgh Police Department is the fifth largest municipal police agency in Westchester County. With Community Policing as its guiding philosophy and service its objective, the department is organized into three components, the Patrol, Detective and Staff Services Divisions. Under these divisions are units that provide specialized services. Unique among police departments in New York is Greenburgh's Paramedic Unit that provides emergency medical services up to the Advanced Life Support level to residents of the town and its six incorporated villages.
Chief Joseph DeCarlo
Other specialized units are Special Weapons and Tactics, Technical Rescue, Crime Prevention and the Community Policing detail where foot and bicycle patrol officers are assigned to neighborhoods within the town.
Our community policing commitment extends particularly to the young people within the township. The Juvenile Aid Unit is tasked not only with addressing juvenile crime but more importantly with both creating and actively participating in proactive programs designed to provide our youngsters with the resources and ability necessary to make the correct decisions in their lives. Some examples of these programs are D.A.R.E., Youth Court and the Juvenile Law Project.
The department also maintains and operates a wireless mobile data system that supports about 100 computer terminals in the motorized patrol units of twenty police agencies within Westchester. This system directly connects the officer working in the street with federal and state databases while providing a fully functional computer workstation within which various law enforcement related software is maintained.
The men and women of the Town of Greenburgh Police Department are committed to providing the highest level of service possible to both residents and visitors to our community. I invite you to browse through our site to explore the services and programs we offer. Your comments are also welcomed and we invite you to E-mail them to us. Thank you for visiting us.