Cities and villages throughout New York State are taking action to improve justice and equity in their communities and comply with Executive Order 203 on police policies and practices. The New York Conference of Mayors has developed the Policing Reform and Reinvention webpage to provide members with additional tools and information on this subject matter.

EXECUTIVE ORDER 203

Governor Cuomo issued Executive Order 203 on June 12, 2020. Under the terms of the order, “Each local government entity which has a police agency must convene the head of the police department and stakeholders in the community to (1) perform a comprehensive review of current police force deployments, strategies, policies, procedures, and practices, and (2) 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. Such plan must be adopted by the governing board by April 1, 2021.”


POLICE REFORM COLLABORATIVE PLANS (updated 2-23-21)

City of Albany – Policing Reform and Reinvention Collaborative Recommendations
City of Binghamton - 2021 Binghamton Police Reform & Reinvention Collaborative

Village of Cobleskill - Committee on Police Reform and Reinvention
City of Corning – Police Reform and Reinvention Report
Village of Freeport -Police Reform & Modernization Collaborative Draft
City of Hudson - Police Advisory & Reconciliation Commission (PARC)
Village of Le Roy - Reform and Reinvention of Policing
Village of Malone – Village of Malone Police Committee Report and Plan
City of Peekskill - Peekskill Police Reform Task Force's Draft Plan
City of Poughkeepsie – Police Reform and Modernization Collaborative
City of Norwich – City of Norwich Police Department Collaborative Improvement Plan
City of Salamanca - Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative Plan

City of Syracuse - Police Reform and Reinvention Draft Plan
Village of Saranac Lake - NY State Police Reform and Intervention Collaboration Draft Master Document
Village of Tuckahoe – Police Department Overview
City of Utica - Police Advisory Committee Reform Report

Albany County Sheriff's Office - Police Reform and Reinvention Preliminary Plan
Genesee County - Police Reform and Reinvention Report Draft
Dutchess County - Police Reform & Modernization Collaborative
Niagara County Sheriff's Office - Police Reform Collaborative
Steuben County Sheriff's Office - Police Reform & Reinvention Collaborative
Washington County Sheriff's Office - Police Reform & Reinvention Collaborative
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LOCAL LAWS & RELEVANT MATERIALS (added 2-4-21)

City of Geneva - Police Review Board (Local Law No. 1 of 2021)


NEW YORK STATE POLICE REFORM AND REINVENTION COLLABORATIVE: RESOURCES AND GUIDE FOR PUBLIC OFFICIALS AND CITIZENS (added 8-18-20)
(See Appendix B for the certification form to transmit to the State Division of Budget)


REFORM COLLABORATIVE PROCESS: KEY QUESTIONS AND INSIGHTS FOR CONSIDERATION (added 11-10-20)


Accreditation and Training Resources

New York was the first state in the country to sponsor a law enforcement accreditation program. Below are links to the Accreditation Council as well as program specific information:


Policing Principles and Additional Resources

The following resources provide diverse theories and principles of policing and provide a roadmap to policy development and procedures. The four pillars of Procedural Justice include: being fair in processes, transparency in actions, opportunity for voice, and impartiality in decision making. The Task Force on 21st Century Policing was charged with identifying best practices and offering recommendations on how policing practices can promote effective crime reduction while building public trust. 8 Can’t Wait, a project by Campaign Zero, seeks to move beyond policing as key to public safety and provides specific policy recommendations. The New York State Municipal Police Training Council offers direct training to sworn law enforcement officers, developing new methodologies and maintaining existing courses. The New York Municipal Insurance Reciprocal offers its subscribers online training pertaining to law enforcement best practices.