The first President of the Guardians was the late, retired Lt. James A. Barrier of the Yonkers Police Department.
The Guardians formed to provide a base for minority officers to address their needs, the needs of the community and have representation in all ranks of law enforcement. All members are expected to be productive in their departments, role models in their communities and to work to enhance conditions of all law enforcement personnel.
The Organization provides scholarships and mentoring to minority youth. Food, clothing, book and toy drives are arranged to assist Seniors, local Day Care Centers, Health Facilities, Community Centers, and disadvantaged families in Haiti and Africa. Its’ members engage in various community forums, focusing on topics such as Health and Wellness, Domestic Violence, and Public Safety awareness and strongly encourage recruitment, hiring and promotions of minorities in the Law Enforcement field.
The membership pledges to remain strong in their commitment to continuing the Organizations’ mission, to remain active in their communities and provide leadership to the youth of both Westchester and Rockland Counties.
Thank you for your continued support which has enabled the Westchester- Rockland Guardians to be a viable and productive Organization, PROUD to serve the community.
Together we stand and divided we fall. Together, we shall continue to make equality a fact of life.