Keeping Westchester Safe.
The Westchester County District Attorney’s Office is led by District Attorney Miriam E. Rocah, who was elected in November 2020

The Office staffs more than 120 Assistant District Attorneys, 34 investigators, and about 90 support personnel at the main office located at the Westchester County Courthouse in White Plains and across the seven local court branch offices throughout Westchester County - Greenburgh, Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, Northern Westchester, Rye, White Plains, and Yonkers.

Working with 41 local police departments, the Westchester Department of Public Safety, New York State Police and other state and federal agencies, the District Attorney’s Office investigates and prosecutes nearly 20,000 criminal cases a year while also providing valuable resources and assistance to victims of crime. The Office also does year-round outreach to schools, local law enforcement, community organizations and advocacy groups to improve public safety for Westchester County’s population of more than 1 million residents.

Development and Training
The Westchester County District Attorney’s Office provides specialized training for new Assistant District Attorneys and coordinates education and outreach programs with law enforcement, schools and community groups on a variety of public safety topics.

Enhanced Training Program for our Newest Prosecutors
New Assistant District Attorneys participate in an enhanced training program that establishes a strong foundation for their essential role in our Office. The six-week training includes: (1) an orientation with each division and bureaus, familiarizing them with the Office’s work and structure; (2) a series of lectures and interactive workshops that cover our local criminal court practice, drafting accusatory instruments, plea parameters and sentencing, suppression issues, hearings and trial technique, and ethical obligations; and (3) shadowing and observing colleagues in the local criminal and specialty courts. After the initial training phase, junior ADAs are assigned to one of our eight local court branch offices where, under the supervision of a Branch Chief, they inherit their own case load, draft motion responses,participate in court proceedings, and attend ongoing lectures and continued education throughout their tenure in the Office.

Law Enforcement Training
The Westchester County District Attorney’s Office holds training sessions for law enforcement agencies—local police departments, police recruits and police supervisors. These sessions are held at the Westchester County Police Academy in Valhalla, or at respective police departments.