Government News

NRPD Voluntary Firearms Surrender Initiative and Gun Safety Program

Continuing their efforts in enhancing public welfare, the New Rochelle Police Department has created two firearms safety initiatives for residents: a voluntary firearms surrender and a gun safety program. 

Police Blotter

On July 17th, 2022, at approximately 6:32 PM, there was an accident involving a motorcyclist and a passenger vehicle at the intersection of Main Street and Echo Avenue.  The motorcyclist, Kristopher Johnson, 20 years old, of New Rochelle, was subsequently transported to the Jacobi Medical Center in critical condition. He succumbed to his injuries at 1:32 AM on July 18th, 2022. The motorcyclist’s family were at the hospital at the time of his passing. The operator of the passenger vehicle, a New Rochelle resident, remained on location and fully cooperated with responding Officers. 

County Launches New Program to Help Fight Opioid Overdoses

Quick and easy access to life-saving Narcan when someone is overdosing from an opioid is crucial. To expand public access to Narcan in a life-threatening emergency, Westchester County Executive George Latimer and the Departments of Health, Community Mental Health and Social Services, with support from the Westchester County Opioid Response and Overdose Prevention Initiative (ORI), are partnering with the County housing shelters to provide each with Naloxboxes, secured metal housing units that are mounted to a wall and contain two doses of Narcan nasal spray. Latimer will launch the Naloxbox program from Volunteers of America – Greater New York in Valhalla, the first County shelter to receive and install this lifesaving resource.