COMMUNITY AFFAIRS UNIT
SERGEANT NORMAN HALL, COMMANDING OFFICER
The Community Policing Unit identifies and implements neighborhood based police services to reduce crime, improve the quality of life, and engage community members in building partnerships and solving problems. Presently the Unit consists of four Community Policing Officers and is supervised by Sgt. Norman Hall.
The Community Affairs Unit seeks to develop mutual respect and understanding between the Greenburgh Police Department and the community. The unit has taken an innovative approach to achieve its mission. In the summer of 2015 members of the unit will be holding its annual Town of Greenburgh Police Department Summer Youth Program. The Community Affairs Units will be working with the youth by holding basketball and baseball clinics in conjunction with the Theodore D. Young Community Center.
The programs are not limited to sports. The Unit attends many community events such as block parties, health fairs, and educational seminars. Members have spoken at career days, safety day demonstrations, and stranger danger workshops. Members also serve on and attend community group meetings and boards. Police Officers in the unit have a reading program at the Lois Bronz Children’s Center and many elementary schools throughout the town, in which they read books to the class and then participates in a show and tell with the students.
In an effort to get young people to think of police work as a possible career, the Greenburgh Police Department started a Law Enforcement Explorer Post in September of 2003. Presently there are seventeen members who attend a weekly meeting at police headquarters. The program gives young people a taste of what police work is about. Membership is open to youths between the ages of fourteen and twenty who have completed the eighth grade. This program is being coordinated by Police Officer Dandreano in conjunction with the Boy Scouts.
For more information about these programs you can contact the Greenburgh Police Community Affairs Unit at (914) 989-1715.