Westchester County

Contact: 
Patricia McCarthy Tomassi
Address: 
112 East Post Road, Third Floor
White Plains, NY 10601
Phone: 
914-995-4115
Fax: 
914-995-3894
Victim Impact Panels 2017

Sponsored by the Westchester County Probation Department.  Presented by Mothers Against Drunk Driving, MADD

Thursday, February 9, 2017
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Thursday,  August 10, 2017
Thursday,  October 12, 2017
Thursday,  December 14, 2017

All panels will be held at the Westchester County Center located at 198 Central Ave, White Plains, New York.  Persons attending are requested to sign-in at 6:30 PM No one will be admitted after 7:00 PM.  There is a $75.00 fee for persons mandated to attend and a $10.00 fee for family members or guests.  Persons required to attend are encouraged to bring family members or guests.   All attending must present I.D.  Seating will be limited; you can guarantee your seat by registering and paying online up to one day prior to event using code PLC 7370:  (If registering on-line please print and bring receipt) For additional information please call 914-995-8338


Panel de Victimas de Conductores Ebrio 2017

Patrocinado por el Departamento de Probacion   Presentado por Mothers Against Drunk Driving, MADD. 

Jueves 9 de Febrero de 2017
Jueves 13 de Abril de 2017
Jueves 29 de Junio de 2017
Jueves 10 de Agosto de 2017
Jueves 12 de Octubre de 2017
Jueves 14 de Diciembre de 2017

Todos los paneles seran presentado en el Westchester County Center  198 Central Ave.  en la ciudad de White Plains New York.  Admisión comenzará a las 6:30 p.m.  Nadie será permitido entrada después de las 7:00 p.m.  Hay un precio de entrada de $75 para las personas requerida en atender y $10 para los miembros de familia o invitados.  A las personas requerida en atender se les permite traer a su familia o amigos.  Asientos serán limitados; usted puede garantizar su asiento registrándose y pagando en línea hasta un dia antes del evento usando el codigo PLC 7370.  (Los que se registren en linea, favor de traer el recibo) Para obtener información adicional por favor llame al 914-995-8338


On Wednesday and Thursday, August 16 and 17, Tall Cop, Jermaine Galloway, presented a series (4) of trainings in Westchester County.   Over 375 local Mid-Hudson Region law enforcement personnel, educators, prevention providers, coalition members, school administrators and counselors were trained to recognize and understand what is going on in their individual communities about alcohol and drugs.  Officer Galloway’s High in Plain Sight presentation gave the attendees the latest information on alcohol and drug trends, drug identifiers, drug clothing, party patrols, party drugs, non-traditional ways of alcohol consumption, cough medicine abuse, popular culture music, and other community based alcohol and drug initiatives. His presentations were relevant and well received.


LOCAL OFFICER AND A LOCAL DEPARTMENT RECOGNIZED AT A STATEWIDE LEVEL

Police Officer Jason Behar

On May 3rd, at the 2017 MADD Awards Banquet in Schenectady, Police Officer Jason Behar from the Port Chester Police Department was given the 2017 New York State MADD STOP-DWI Recognition Award.  Officer Behar is an outstanding police officer who represents his community with honor and dignity.  His skills and abilities are outstanding and he brings professionalism to the work he does in Port Chester. In 2016, Officer Behar has kept the roads in that community (Port Chester covers 2.2 square miles) safe by affecting 128 arrests for driving while intoxicated. Officer Behar is always eager and willing to participate in countywide details and can be counted on to give 100% and issues tickets and effects arrests on a regular basis. Officer Behar is also quick to impart his expertise and encouragement to less experienced officers. His efforts have had a ripple effect, motivating fellow members to improve their DWI enforcement efforts.   He is a team player who acts as a role model to his fellow officers.

Port Chester Police Department

The Port Chester Police Department in working closely with the Westchester County STOP-DWI office was able to address the growing problem within Port Chester is a 2.2 Square mile village in southeastern Westchester County. With a world class concert venue and dozens of popular International restaurants, cafes and bars, the village has become a bustling nighttime destination.

In 2016, our partnership with STOP-DWI allowed the department to dedicate officers to directly confront DWI offenses. We participated in every joint agency DWI enforcement detail available and utilized annual funds from STOP-DWI to coordinate enforcement teams throughout the year. The department has one daytime traffic officer and does not have a dedicated safety or traffic team. Most DWI arrests were made by officers assigned to patrol sectors that are responsible for calls of service throughout their shifts.

The Port Chester Police Department made 248 DWI/DWI Drugs arrests in 2016. This represents a 230% increase from 2015. We attribute this increase to the partnership with STOP-DWI and the vigilant efforts of our officers, particularly the core group that participated in the many DWI enforcement details.

Congratulations to the men and women of the Port Chester Police Department.


Westchester County, the Westchester Coalition for Drug and Alcohol Free Youth and the Office of Drug Abuse Prevention and STOP-DWI declared 4/20 as “Healthy Teen Brain Day” to help combat the use of marijuana. The event included a giant inflatable brain exhibit, student testimonials and important information about marijuana’s dangerous effects on developing minds. In recent years, April 20th has become known as a day when some people across the country gather to smoke marijuana and promote cannabis culture; “Healthy Teen Brain Day” is a way of reclaiming the day and celebrating those who choose not to use the drug while highlighting its potential dangers. (click here for complete press release)