New Windsor Town Supervisor George J. Meyers III announced the creation of the New Windsor Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative Advisory Panel, per Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Executive Order #203, to review the New Windsor Police Department’s policies and practices on February 21, 2021.
This order, signed by Governor Cuomo on June 12, 2020, requires that each local government entity that has a police agency operating with police officers, as defined under 1.20 of the Criminal Procedure Law, to convene a group of stakeholders from government and the community to perform such evaluation.
Municipalities must address policing functions, standards, and strategies; fostering community-oriented leadership, culture, and accountability; and recruiting and supporting excellent and diverse personnel.
The Advisory Panel was charged with the task of developing a plan to improve the deployments, strategies, policies, procedures, and practices, for the purposes of addressing the particular needs of the communities served by such police agency with an eye toward promoting community engagement to foster trust, fairness, and legitimacy, and to address any racial bias and disproportionate policing of communities of color. The Advisory Panel ultimately develop a plan that considers the community's needs and will recommend how the New Windsor Police Department can effectively meet those needs. The Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative Plan was adopted by the New Windsor Town Board on March 29, 2021.
The members of the New Windsor Advisory Panel were:
Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 7pm - Click Here to View Meeting on Youtube
Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 7pm - Click here to View Meeting on Youtube
Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 7pm - Click here to View Meeting on Youtube
Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 7pm - Click here to View Meeting on Youtube
Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 7pm - Public Comment - Click here to View Meeting on Youtube
Monday, March 29, 2021 at 7PM - Adoption - Click here to View Meeting on Youtube
Police Collaborative & Reinvention Plan (Adopted March 29, 2021)
New York State Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative
NYS Executive Order 203
Reform and Reinvention Collaborative Summary
Reform and Reinvention Collaborative Synopsis
Police Leadership and Culture & Make up of Department
Concerns the Governor Asks that all Police Agencies Address
New Windsor Police Department Community Satisfaction Survey Results: