Plan Oversight Committee for Governor's Executive Order 203 established May 6, 2021
Whereas pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order 203, every municipality with a police force, including the City of Plattsburgh, must perform a comprehensive review of current police force deployments, strategies, policies, procedures, and practices, and develop a plan to improve such deployments, strategies, policies, procedures, and practices, for the purposes of addressing the particular needs of the communities served by such police agency and promote community engagement to foster trust, fairness, and legitimacy, and to address any racial bias and disproportionate policing of communities of color; and
Whereas, the plan was unanimously adopted and submitted to New York State Governor’s office on March 31, 2021; and
Whereas, in the Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative plan, the Public Safety Review Panel recommended the continuation of a Public Safety Citizens’ Review Panel to continue to work with the City of Plattsburgh to assist with the development and implementation of the recommendations set forth by the panel; and
Whereas, this will be a working group of community advocates, consisting of five, self-selected members of the original Public Safety Citizens’ Review Panel, and the City of Plattsburgh will engage this group as needed during the implementation/execution of this plan and asking the group to provide regular progress reports; and
NOW THEREFORE, Be It Resolved that the Common Council, at the request of the Mayor, hereby establishes a Public Safety Plan oversight committee (“Panel”). The purpose of the Panel is to continue the plan set forth in Executive Order 203; and it is further
RESOLVED, that members of the Panel, per the nominations and selections below, will be approved by the Common Council. Each Panel member will be appointed for a one-year term, and will serve without compensation.
RESOLVED, that the following individuals will be appointed to the Panel:
RESOLVED, that the Panel shall vote to elect their Chair and Vice Chair and shall establish their agenda and schedule for meetings at their first meeting; and it is further
RESOLVED, that the Panel shall comply with the New York Open Meetings Law and the New York Freedom of Information Act.
The City of Plattsburgh Public Safety Citizens Review Panel final report completed.
In June 2020, the City of Plattsburgh’s Common Council created the Public Safety Citizens’ Review Panel to complete the Governor’s directive on Police Reform and Collaborative to Reinvent and Modernize Policing. Over the last few months, the Panel has reviewed the needs of the community and evaluated the Plattsburgh Police Department’s current policies and practices. The Panel conducted an online survey of community members and held focus groups with the community and members of the Plattsburgh Police Department.
View Panel's Final Report to Mayor and Council here
View Report on Governor’s directive on Police Reform and Collaborative to Reinvent and Modernize Policing here
Meeting Agendas and Panel Notes:
- Agenda 8-10-2020
- Agenda 8-17-2020
- Agenda 8-24-2020
- Agenda 9-14-2020
- Agenda 9-21-2020
- Agenda 10-05-2020
- Agenda 11-16-2020
- Agenda 11-30-2020
- panel notes 6-29-2020
- panel notes 7-13-2020
- panel notes 7-8-2020
- panel notes 7-27-2020
- panel notes 8-10-2020
- panel notes 8-17-2020
- Panel notes 9-21-2020
- Panel notes 10-5-2020
- Panel notes 11-2-2020