In 1994, Chris McNerney ’98 was sworn in as police officer with the Westchester County Department of Public Safety. He transferred to the Town of Greenburgh Police Department in 1995. Chief McNerney has worked in every division in the police department including Patrol, Street Crime Unit, Detective Division, Staff Services Division and Special Investigations (Internal Affairs).

McNerney is a certified police instructor and has taught many courses at the Westchester County Police Academy, for new recruits, criminal investigators and for police supervisors. McNerney had his own law practice, McNerney & DiFabio from 2007-2010. He has attended numerous law enforcement schools and has many certifications and awards. He was sworn in as Town of Greenburgh’s Chief of Police on December 1, 2013. In 2014, he attended the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar at Princeton University. McNerney has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Mercy College and Juris Doctor from Pace University Law School. He has worked as an Adjunct Professor of Criminology at Mercy College and is a licensed attorney in New York and Connecticut.

McNerney has volunteered on local youth sports programs, including the McNerney is the President of the Ardsley Little League. McNerney has coached local and travel baseball, basketball and softball teams. He is active in the New York State Chiefs Association and the International Association of Chiefs of Police, President of the Westchester County Chiefs of Police Association and serves on the Westchester County Task Force for Police Reform.

In 2019, McNerney retired from the Greenburgh Police Department and was hired by the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office as their Chief Criminal Investigator. In August 2020, McNerney returned to the Town of Greenburgh Police Department as Chief of Police. As Chief, he instituted new initiatives such as the first full patrol implementation in Westchester County of Police Body Worn Cameras. McNerney resides in the Town of Greenburgh and is married with three children.

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