White Plains Police Reform Committee

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October 8, 2021.  The White Plains Police Department has created a web page which focuses on the recommendations of the White Plains Police Reform Committee and provides the public with their  current implementation status.  This page will continue to be updated to reflect ongoing implementation efforts. To view this page, please click here. You may also access this page by going to www.whiteplainspublicsafety.com, click 'Police' along the main navigation bar at the top of the page, and then click, "Police Reform' on the drop down menu.

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March 10, 2021. A special meeting of the White Plains Common Council was held on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 8:30 PM to receive the final report of the White Plains Police Reform Committee.  

View the Final report here: White Plains Police Reform Committee Final Report

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February 24, 2021.  The White Plains Police Reform Committee has released its report for public comment. View the report here: White Plains Police Reform Committee Draft Final Report

Comments on the report will be accepted through March 6, 2021. Submit comments via email at: policereform@whiteplainsny.gov or by calling (914) 422-1313.

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The City of White Plains formed a Police Reform Committee in response to Governor Cuomo's "New York State Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative" Executive Order 203.

Subsequent to the Executive Order, New York State issued detailed guidance for the Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative to all jurisdictions with police departments. Click Guidance to access the document.

The White Plains Police Reform Committee utilized this guidance to review the needs of the White Plains Community served by its police department, evaluate the department's current policies and practices, involve the full White Plains community in the discussion, develop policy recommendations resulting from this review, offer a plan for public comment, and present that plan to the White Plains Common Council. 

Police Reform Process

Opportunities for Public Comment

Police Reform Flyer 2 - English


Email policereform@whiteplainsny.gov to submit your comments in writing.


Call (914) 422-1313 to record a voice message with your comments.

Visit a Trusted Community Organization

Visit a trusted community organization and record your comments in a private, one-on-one setting.

  • El Centro Hispano – Call (914) 289-0500 to schedule an appointment.
  • The LOFT LGBT Community Center – Call (914) 948-2932 ext. 11 to schedule an appointment.
  • My Sisters' Place – Call (914) 683-1333 to schedule an appointment.
  • NAACP White Plains/Greenburgh Branch - Email whiteplainsgbnaacp@gmail.com to make arrangements to speak with someone.
  • White Plains Mayor's Advisory Committee for People with Disabilities - Email Committee Chair Harriet Lowell at hlowell2@hotmail.com to make arrangements to give comments.

Please Note: All comments – no matter what form they take – will be shared with the members of the White Plains Police Reform Committee.

Speak at a Public Comment Session

As part of this review process, the City of White Plains and the White Plains / Greenburgh Branch of the NAACP co-sponsored three public comment sessions. The public comment sessions were held on:

  • Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 4:00 PM 
  • Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 7:00 PM  *this session geared toward youth ages 12-18 years*   

Police Reform Flyer - English

City of White Plains Police Reform Committee

Janice Griffith, Chair
President, NAACP - White Plains/Greenburgh Branch
Joseph Castelli
Police Chief, White Plains Police Department
Myrlene Chauvette
Resident & Staff Member, Thomas H. Slater Community Center
Rosemarie Eller 
Resident & President, White Plains Board of Education
Keyla Garcia
Resident & Staff Member, El Centro Hispano
Wade Hardy
Resident & Member, Westchester-Rockland Guardians Association
Katrina Jackson
Brian Johnson
White Plains PBA
Michelle Jones
Resident & Student, White Plains High School
Nada Khader
Director, WESPAC
Harriet Lowell
Resident & Chair, Mayor’s Advisory Committee for People with Disabilities
Patrick Macarchuk
Westchester County District Attorney’s Office
Kymberly McNair
My Sisters' Place
Patrick Schelle
Westchester Coalition for Police Reform
Captain James Spencer
Community Advocacy & Strategic Initiatives Division,
White Plains Police Department
Minister Donald Stevens
Resident & Deacon, Little Mt. Zion Holy Church
Bernie Thombs
Security Consultant for WP Housing Authority
Judy Troilo
Executive Director
The LOFT: LGBT Community Services Center
Reverend Erwin Lee Trollinger
Resident & Pastor, Calvary Baptist Church
Isabel Villar
Resident & Executive Director, El Centro Hispano
Marie Vitale
Resident & Local Attorney (Member of the 18B Assigned Counsel panel)
Frank Williams
Director, White Plains Youth Bureau
Richard Willstatter
Resident & Criminal Defense Attorney

Public Comment Sessions

White Plains Police Reform Committee Public Comment Session #1 - 10/13/20
White Plains Police Reform Committee Public Comment Session #2 - 10/21/20
White Plains Police Reform Committee Public Comment Session #3 - 10/29/20
For additional meeting recordings of the White Plains Police Reform Committee go to the City of White Plains YouTube account.

White Plains Police Department Policies & Procedures

Mission Statement

Press Releases

City of White Plains Announces Formation of Police Reform Committee - City & NAACP to Co-Sponsor Community Listening Sessions - 9/18/20

White Plains Police Reform Committee Releases Draft Report for Public Comment - 2/24/21