WHITE PLAINS – Effective June 1 the
Mount Kisco Police Department will become part of the Westchester County
Police. The county board of legislators and the town have agreed to the
intermunicipal agreement that that will run until the end of 2019.
Since the county department will take over command and control, the village
is projected to save $2.4 million over the first five years.
The county will provide 25 personnel to work in the village including
17 police officers with a minimum of two on patrol, three detectives,
and five supervising sergeants.
The officers will become part of the county police department.
“This is exactly the kind of service sharing that the county should
be encouraging more of,” said Legislator Peter Harckham. “This
will provide the public with a better protection at a lower cost, while
keeping their local cops on the beat.”
Legislature Chairman Michael Kaplowitz said the consolidation is “a
smart and practical way to maintain and in fact improve the safety and
security of Mount Kisco residents while saving taxpayer dollars.”
At present, Ossining and Cortlandt also have similar policing agreements
with the county.