Detective Lieutenant Dennis Doherty is a 26 year veteran of the White Plains Police Department. As the Executive Officer of the Community Advocacy and Strategic Initiative Division he supervises a group of detectives that specialize in domestic violence cases as well as detectives assigned to a mental health outreach team. He also supervises the department’s School Resource Officers.
Lt. Doherty is the Department’s liaison to the White Plains Board of Education, White Plains Neighborhood Associations and Religious Groups. He also coordinates the Department’s Explorers Program and the Citizen’s Academy.
Lt. Doherty served the first eight years of his career as a patrol officer and as a field training officer. In 2001 he was assigned to the Detective Division and was promoted to the rank of Detective in 2002. There he served as a detective in the Special Victims Unit and became a New York State Certified Juvenile Officer. He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2005 and supervised the Neighbor Conditions Unit until 2006 when he was assigned to the Detective Division where he served as the Narcotics Unit Sergeant. Lt. Doherty was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in 2011 and had been serving as a Tour Commander in the Patrol Division until his reassignment to his current position.