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Posted on: January 14, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Information on Police Reform Initiative

Law Enforcement Collaborative Survey.

Governor Cuomo issued an Executive Order this past summer mandating an evaluation of policing within Yates County.  You are invited to attend a public meeting to be held on Tuesday, January 19th or Wednesday, January 27th to address the Executive Order.  The meetings will allow limited attendance at the Yates County Legislative Chambers and will simultaneously be conducted via Zoom. The presentation will be held by Sheriff Ron Spike.

Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order, as a part of the state’s criminal justice reform, directs municipalities to review their community needs and evaluate law enforcement’s current policies and practices in order to:

  • Foster trust, fairness, and legitimacy
  • Address bias and any disproportionate policing of communities of color
  • Examine the use of force and officers’ conduct
  • Review and evaluate policies and police services currently being provided by the agency

The County Legislature will also conduct a Q&A survey related to this review. Please click the link to access the survey.

The Yates County Legislature must certify reform compliance or a plan on or before April 1st, or risk the loss of state aid.

The presentations will be held in the Legislative Chambers, 417 Liberty Street, Penn Yan.  Seating is limited and reservations must be made to assure adequate social distancing.  Please contact Legislative Clerk, Connie Hayes at [email protected] or 315-536-5150 if you wish to attend in person.  We hope you will be able to join one of the meetings.

ZOOM Information

When: January 19th at 6 p.m.
Topic: Police Reform Initiative
Join At:
Webinar ID: 839 3760 9603
Passcode: 693088
Telephone: 646-558-8656

When: January 27th at 3 p.m.
Topic: Police Reform Initiative
Join At:
Webinar ID: 819 4118 2362
Passcode: 553143
Telephone: 646-558-8656

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