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Posted on: October 23, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Greenburgh Police Chief stepping down to accept position as Chief of Larchmont Police

We wish Chief McNerney great success and happiness in his new position as Larchmont Police Chief. Many accomplishments during his tenure as Greenburgh's Police Chief

Greenburgh Police Chief Chris McNerney advised the Town Board that he will be stepping down as Chief to accept an opportunity as Chief of Police of the Larchmont Police Department.  The Chief first learned of the opportunity this summer and advised the Town Board that the "benefits that the new position offered made it difficult to turn down."  He will continue  to work with the Town Board toward the investigation and resolution of any outstanding issues  in the Greenburgh Police department.   We wish the Chief great success and and happiness in his new position. The Greenburgh Town Board will be meeting next week to begin the process of selecting an Interim Chief.   Some accomplishments of Chief McNerney's tenure are listed below.

·         Implemented a Body Worn Camera program- first agency in Westchester County with full patrol deployment


·         Re-instituted the Street Crime Unit

·         Created Special Victim's Unit

·         Targeted impact crimes of burglary and larceny from vehicles significantly reducing crimes

·         Initiated and worked with town attorney and residents to create local legislation to address proliferation of illicit massage establishments- closing them all

·         Worked with the community to increase installation of sidewalks throughout the Town

·         Created "Snow Emergency" legislation for downtown Hartsdale to allow for overnight parking

·         Acquired nearly 3 million dollars worth of special operation emergency vehicles from grants and the federal 1033 program

·         Adopted numerous traffic and safety initiatives and won the AAA Platinum Award (Highest Award- For most progressive traffic safety initiatives) 3 years in a row

·         Has overseen the installation of numerous stationary license plate readers throughout the Town including approximately $360,000 in grants

·         Initiated the speed activation recording in police car video cameras resulting in significant reduction in police involved mva's

·         Drone -using drones to help resolve cases

·         Joined FBI Safe Streets Task Force

·         Joined the US Marshal's fugitive task force

·         Obtained several EMS grants for tourniquet and quick clot and lucas compression devices

·         Expanded child safety seat program

·         With DPW, commenced several traffic safety engineering studies throughout the Town

·         Oversaw many initiatives to improve conditions in current HQ

·         Started initiative for new Police and Court facility

Created Motorcycle Unit

·         Conducted motorcycle safety seminar- resulting in reduction of motorcycle accidents

·         Initiated and approved the installation of a microwave radio system

·         Expanded civilian ems program

·         Expanded Taser program to insure all patrol officers were trained and equipped

·         Expanded the less than lethal force options available for patrol officers- Bolawrap purchased and training commencing

·         Transitioned from PR-24 to expandable baton

Started a commercial vehicle enforcement unit

Received funding in perpetuity for youth camp

·         Established Police Chaplain program to include team of Chaplains

Started participation in National Night Out

·         Started an internship program for high school and college students

·         Obtained patrol rifles grant replacing outdated weapons with necessary modern equipment

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Muster/Training room redesign including installation of $11,000 of modern audio visual equipment

·         Received NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services Reaccreditation- best performance in evaluator's experience

·         Started a Social Media program and designated a Social Media Officer

·         Partnered with schools and many local businesses to conduct Active shooter drills and Stop the Bleed Training

·         Worked with NYS Department of Transportation to install u-turn on Sprain Brook Parkway

·         Worked with NYS Department of Transportation to install left turn traffic signals at SBP/100B and Central/Underhill- Old Army

Cross trained all community policing officers to be crime prevention officers.

·         Cultural Diversity training given to supervisors

·         Crisis Intervention training for patrol officers

 

·         Procedural Justice training for all Department members

 

·         Worked with Town Philanthropy Department to procure $500,000 grant from DASNY

 

·         Procured $224,000 in grants from Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Services

 

·         Created Hardship Parking Exemption for Winter Snow Parking regulation

·         Reinstitution of the Greenburgh Youth Court

·         Education over Incarceration partnership with the Greenburgh Town Court

·         Expanded STOPS (Safety Training on Police Stops) to all schools in the Town

·         Partnered with the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office in the Fresh Start Pre-Arraignment Diversion Program

*     in 2013 when the Chief took office  there was one female Detective- today there are five.

PAUL FEINER
Greenburgh Town Supervisor

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