On June 12th, 2020, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed Executive Order #203 which charged that, “each local government must convene stakeholders for a fact-based and honest dialogue about the public safety needs of their community. Each community must envision itself the appropriate role of the police.” The focus is for each community in an effort to eliminate racial inequities in policing, modify and modernize policing strategies, policies, procedures, and practices and to develop better practices to better address the particular needs of communities of color, to promote public safety, improve community engagement, and to foster trust.
New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo Executive Order 203 of 2020
Governor Cuomo August 17, 2020 Letter to Municipalities
New York State Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative Resource and Guide
Continuing with the strategies and objectives that have been employed by the Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office and the City of Auburn Police Department, this collaborative community effort seeks to perform a comprehensive review of current law enforcement deployments, strategies, policies, procedures, and practices in order to develop a plan that strives to improve upon them into the future. By utilizing the synergistic “Connecting Bridges” approach, our law enforcement agencies and the people they serve will seek to partner in building mutual trust and respect through understanding of one another while emphasizing the delivery of public safety in a professional, courteous, empathetic, and sensitive way. This will be accomplished if we collectively demand that human dignity for all is the intrinsic goal for the sustained success of these efforts
The County of Cayuga, its elected officials and its police department will work with the community to create and recommend a plan that incorporates the ideas and needs of the citizens and stakeholders of the County of Cayuga. Implementation of this plan is to promote fair and just policing, enhance community relations and engagement, and to foster trust and mutual cooperation.
Perform a comprehensive review and evaluation of current police policies, procedures, and practices.
Develop a plan to improve such policies, procedures, and practices.
Listed below is the meeting schedule for the Community Collaboration 2020 process:
Meeting Timeline and Dates:
• November 18th: Initial large group meeting to go over goal and distribute policies.
• November 24th: 1st subcommittee meeting- plan formulation
• December 8th: 2nd and final subcommittee meeting to finalize subcommittee input
• December 15th: 1st public forum- overview and subcommittee reports
• January 6th: 2nd- final public forum; 6PM
• January 12th: Final large group meeting to finalize input
• February 1st: Prepare presentation for legislative body
Please note: Times will be determined by each individual subcommittee group
Listed below are links to video recordings of the Community Collaboration 2020-2021 public meetings:
VIDEO: Cayuga County Sheriff's Office Community Collaborative 2020 11-18-2020 Kick-off Meeting YouTube Video
VIDEO: Subgroup 1 Meeting held November 24, 2020: https://youtu.be/TUyc2bu2ofg
VIDEO: Subgroup 2 Meeting Part 1 held November 24, 2020: https://youtu.be/vzxDLNDmUiI
VIDEO: Subgroup 2 Meeting Part 2: held November 24, 2020: https://youtu.be/l4CqXvuoX04
VIDEO: Subgroup 3 Meeting held November 24, 2020: https://youtu.be/EjAeaX01iiI
VIDEO: Subgroup 1 Meeting held December 8, 2020
VIDEO: Subgroup 2 Meeting held December 8, 2020
VIDEO: Subgroup 3 Meeting held December 8, 2020
Listed below are the completed Cayuga County Collaborative on Police and Community Relations Surveys:
Describe your experiences with the Cayuga County Sheriff's Office
Describe your vision of what the Cayuga County Sheriff's Office should strive to be in the future
Please give any other thoughts or comments related to the Cayuga County Sheriff's Office to help us improve and better serve the community
What do you feel is the role of Cayuga County Sheriff's Office in our community?
What does transparency and accountability relative to our Sheriff's Office mean to you?
Complete Survey Results
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