LAW ENFORCEMENT Westchester County Executive George Latimer Appoints Chairman Of Westchester County Police Board

POLICE OVERSIGHT: George Latimer has appointed of Leroy Frazer as chairman of the Westchester County Police Board. 

Mr. Frazer previously served as a co-chair of the county’s Police Reform and Reimaging Committee.

The task force was comprised of county and local law enforcement professionals, clergy representatives, criminal justice and police reform advocates, human rights professionals, and public servants to develop a blueprint for new policing strategies and to highlight policies currently in place by the Westchester County Department of Public Safety (WCDPS).

Also Mr. Frazer served for 38 years as a prosecutor in Manhattan and Brooklyn. His first 30 years as a prosecutor were under the tutelage of the late Honorable Robert M. Morgenthau.

He next served as an executive for the Honorable Cyrus R. Vance before completing his career as Chief of Staff at the Brooklyn District attorney’s Office.

Mr. Frazer also assisted in the conception and implementation of ground-breaking reform initiatives, such as the Brooklyn District Attorney’s benchmark Conviction Review Unit; the much-replicated policy of not prosecuting low-level marijuana offenses; and, most significantly, the establishment of Brooklyn’s Youth Justice Court, i.e., New York State’s first court to deal with defendants – ages 16 to 24 – in one courtroom where these young adults could be provided with social services and alternatives to incarceration in conjunction with the adjudication of their cases.

Mr. Frazer recently founded Leroy Frazer, Jr. Consulting Inc. to advise public and private entities in areas of criminal justice reform and strategic public safety initiatives.

He has been providing advice and counsel to County Executive George Latimer on issues involving corrections, probation, and public safety.

He received his B.A. from Talladega College, in Alabama, and his J.D. from Temple University Law School in Philadelphia.

He resides in Pelham Manor, Westchester County, in New York State with his wife of 38 years, Pamela Willis Frazer.

The Westchester County Police Board, which was founded by an Act of the Board of Legislators in 1979, is charged with working with the Commissioner/Sheriff of the County’s Department of Public Safety on monthly activity reports and referral of any departmental issues.

The Acting Public Safety Commissioner/Sherriff Terrance Raynor

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