Westchester DA gets $500K to make an “impact”

New York State has handed a cool half-million dollars to the Westchester County District Attorney’s office to help them fight crime with some local police departments.

The money comes from Operation IMPACT, which stands for Integrated Municipal Police Anti-Crime Teams, and targets areas that have problems with violent crime. The District Attorney’s office will use the dough to hire three new prosecutors, a criminal investigator and a crime analyst.

Operation IMPACT is sending a total of $1.6 million to Westchester County, specifically for police departments in Yonkers, Mount Vernon, White Plains, New Rochelle and Greenburgh, as well as the county Departments of Probation and Public Safety.

Here’s the breakdown:
District Attorney – $511,342
Yonkers – $423,222
Mount Vernon – $363,530
Co. Dept. of Public Safety – $132,555
Co. Dept. of Probation – $99,821
White Plains – $24,750
New Rochelle – 20,071
Greenburgh – $20,000

To learn more about Operation IMPACT, click here

Rebecca Baker

Rebecca Baker joined The Journal News in March 2004. She covers Eastchester, Bronxville and Tuckahoe, and was previously the state and county courts reporter in Westchester County. In prior jobs, she covered the Town of Greenburgh and Rockland County government and politics. Before coming to The Journal News, she was a municipal reporter for newspapers in New Haven, Conn. and Warren, Ohio.