The Town of Bethlehem is undertaking a comprehensive Police Reform & Reinvention Collaborative as directed by Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order of June 12, 2020. This process will be structured according to the guidance provided in the New York State Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative: Resources & Guide for Public Officials and Citizens (August 2020). Keys to the process will be community input and participation, expert insight, and assessment of available data.
Collaborative Purpose: Foster trust, fairness, and legitimacy within our community and address any racial bias and disproportionate policing of communities of color.
The Collaborative’s timeline will be adjusted throughout the process based on input from the Advisory Committee and the community.
August and September - Organization
October and November – Listening & Learning
November and December – Draft the Plan
January, February, and March – Revise, Finalize, & Submit the Plan