New Westchester Police officers sworn in

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HAWTHORNE – Eight new police officers have been sworn into the ranks of the Westchester County Police this week.

The eight have previous police experience and transferred to the Department of Public Safety from three municipal departments in Westchester.

The new officers are Clinton Boxhill, Abdu Lawrence, Conrado Builes Ramirez, Alberto Ramos, Rasau Romeo, Nicholas Smith, Thomas Hagan and Kristin Reilly.

“This is a diverse group of officers who bring significant experience and talents to the Westchester County Police,” Latimer said. “We are pleased to have them in our ranks and I wish them much success in their careers with the County Police.”

Latimer also noted that a civil service exam for police officer positions is tentatively planned for May 2021, but might have to be delayed because of Covid-19 concerns. He encouraged those who are interested in a police career to watch for announcements from the County early next year.

The civil service exam, administered by the Westchester County Department of Human Resources, is used for hiring new police officers for the County Police, the police departments in the cities of Rye and Peekskill, and all town and village departments in Westchester.

Applicants must take the civil service exam to become eligible to be hired as a police officer and be admitted to the Westchester County Police Academy.

As for the county’s newest officers, they have been assigned to the uniformed Patrol Services Division and will begin field training immediately. During field training, each officer is teamed up with a Field Training Officer to become familiar with County Police policies, procedures and all Patrol posts, including parkway patrols, County parks and facilities, the Westchester County Airport and municipal precincts in Mount Kisco and Cortlandt.

The new officers will be given a permanent Patrol assignment upon completion of their field training.