Police Reform Task Force

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Special City Council Meetings are scheduled for City Council to discuss the DRAFT Resolution, consider public comments, and then to vote on the Resolution which implements specified Task Force recommendations, per Executive Order 203.  The meetings will be livestreamed on the City website.  NOTE:  The Zoom account meeting limit is 100 simultaneous users.  

Tuesday, March 23 at 7:00PM

Wednesday, March 31 at 7:00PM

A DRAFT of the City Council Resolution can be viewed at the following link:

DRAFT CITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION V3

DRAFT CITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION V2

DRAFT CITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION V1

The Community Stakeholder Responses gathered by the Saratoga Springs Police Department, under the direction of Chief Shane Crooks, as a member of the Police Reform Task Force, and under the direction of Governor Cuomo's Executive Order 203, can be viewed at the following link:

COMMUNITY STAKEHOLDER RESPONSES

The results from the Police Reform Task Force survey have been finalized. The results can be viewed at the following link:

POLICE REFORM TASK FORCE SURVEY RESULTS

The Police Reform Task Force's Proposed Recommendations can be viewed and/or downloaded at the following link: 

POLICE REFORM TASK FORCE RECOMMENDATIONS AND PLAN

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On June 12th of this year, Governor Cuomo issued Executive Order 203, entitled "New York State Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative".

Mayor Meg Kelly has convened a Task Force who will consider evidence-based policing strategies in consultation with members of the community, interested non-profit and faith based community groups, the District Attorney's Office, the Public Defender's Office, local elected officials, and membership of our police force. The Task Force will create a plan to improve police force deployments, strategies, policies, procedures, and practices which are tailored to the specific needs of our community and are intended to promote and improve police and community relationships based on trust, fairness, accountability, and transparency, and which seek to reduce any racial disparities in policing.

The Task Force will present their recommendations to the City Council and the public. After consideration of all public comments and input, the City Council will be required to adopt a plan by local law or resolution on or before April 1, 2021 and implement the recommendations.

Task Force Members:

Camille Daniels (Co-Chairperson) 
Jason Golub (Co-Chairperson)
Vince DeLeonardis, City Attorney
Winston Grady-Willis, Skidmore College
Terry Diggory, Saratoga Immigration Coalition
Daesha Harris, MLK
Chuck Caputo, Saratoga Pride
Shane Crooks, Chief of Police
Andrew Sephas
Cecilia Hayes
Steven Boxley
Kimberly A. Galvin
Kristen Dart

Task Force Sub-Committee Groups & Members:

  • Police Culture and Mission:  Terry Diggory, Daesha Harris, Cecilia Hayes
  • Use of Force Policy:  Chuck Caputo, Winston Grady-Willis, Jason Golub
  • Data Analytics and Transparency of Data:  Chuck Caputo, Cecilia Hayes, Winston Grady-Willis
  • Lexipol and Policy Management:  Vince DeLeonardis, Cecilia Hayes, Steven Boxley
  • Internal Affairs/Independent Review Board/Investigations:  Kristen Dart, Terry Diggory, Camille Daniels
  • Community Policing and Social Services Alternative Models:  Chuck Caputo, Kristen Dart, Daesha Harris
  • Taser/Control Devices/Body Cam Usage:  Kimberly Galvin, Steven Boxley, Daesha Harris
  • Deviations from Policy Policies and Cooperation with Other Agencies:  Terry Diggory, Andrew Sephas, Cecilia Hayes
  • Training and Education:  Kristen Dart, Shane Crooks, Kimberly Galvin
  • Public Survey:  Steven Boxley, Andrew Sephas, Winston Grady-Willis
  • Complaint Form:  Kimberly Galvin, Shane Crooks, Andrew Sephas
  • Youth:  Winston Grady-Willis, Chuck Caputo, Daesha Harris

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