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Following months of work, the Town of Manlius Public Safety Advisory Committee has released the final draft of the Public Safety Advisory Committee Draft Plan. Twelve residents and two councilors have been meeting regularly to discuss the Town of Manlius Police Department policies, solicit public input, and work to deliver this plan. This plan was developed in response to Executive Order 203 issued by Governor Andrew Cuomo on June 12, 2020 titled New York State Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative.
“Our group has worked hard to bring all voices to the table for this plan by creating a representative committee and by doing outreach into our community.” said Councilor Elaine Denton, Chair of the Public Safety Advisory Committee. “Our plan is centered on the feedback we received from residents. The committee is proud to present a plan that focuses on increased transparency, accountability, and working with our CALEA accredited police to best meet the needs of our community.”
Councilor Denton and her Co-Chair Councilor John Deer processed over 50 applications to ensure the committee represented Manlius in terms of race, geography, and backgrounds. After an initial review of policies, the committee worked to engage residents by asking for questions, streaming meetings to Facebook, and doing a presentation with the Town of Manlius Police Department. Both Councilors applaud the work of the citizen committee, being able to discuss important issues, ask tough questions, and collaboratively craft the plan.
The plan will be presented at the March 10th board meeting during a public hearing. Residents are encouraged to participate and can find instructions to join the meeting through the town’s Agenda Center here: Town of Manlius Agenda Center.
Any questions or comments on the draft plan, to be included in the public hearing, can be sent via this form: Public Comment Form
The plan can be viewed at the committee’s webpage:
Town of Manlius Public Safety Advisory Committee