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County creates a Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative Website

Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell has announced that a new website has been created where the public can review the County’s process on Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative (PRRC) “Public Service Agencies, including police agencies, should always be transparent” said
County Executive MaryEllen Odell, “this site along with our regular PRRC Meetings will allow
the public to better understand the policies in place as well as the training mandated for all our
police officers”.


The site can be accessed at: https://www.putnamcountyny.gov/policereviewpanel
The site will include:
• Upcoming meeting dates and agendas
• List of panel members for the PRRC
• Minutes to previous meetings including links to audio archives
• A Q & A section including a link to our email address
( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) where the public can submit questions
and provide comments
• Links to resources

The panel was formed on August 13, 2020 to conform to New York State Executive
Order No. 203 – New York State Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative signed by
Governor Cuomo on June 12th, 2020. Among other things it mandates that

• Local governments must perform a comprehensive review of current police force
deployments, strategies, policies, procedures and practices.

• 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

• Promote community engagement to foster trust, fairness and legitimacy and to address
any racial bias and disproportionate policing of communities of color


County Executive Odell convened the first meeting on August 13, 2020 and brought
together the heads of our local police agencies along with community stakeholders to begin the
process of developing a plan that focuses on evidence based policing strategies. “From mental
health to legal aid to law enforcement and everything in between, the panel will provide a
diverse look at our current practices and provide direction to future practices”, said County
Executive Odell. Due to temporary emergency orders public attendance is not permissible
however the meetings are accessible via an audio webinar.

The site will provide a link to the next meeting scheduled for September 29, 2020 at 10:00 am.

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