Police Reform and Collaborative Plan
In June 2020, Governor Cuomo enacted an executive order on Police Reform and Reinvention requiring each government entity in New York which has a police agency to perform a comprehensive review of current police force deployments, strategies, policies, procedures and practices and develop a plan to improve these areas. This coincided with a similar request by the New Rochelle City Council, also in June 2020. The Policing Review Committee members were announced by City Manager Charles B. Strome,III on August 1, 2020.
The Committee met throughout the fall and a draft report was presented to City Council at the Council's November 24, 2020 Special Meeting. Public Hearings were held February 9 and March 9 on draft plans. The City Council adopted the final plan on March 16, 2021 and it was sent to the State on March 17. The Governor's Executive Order requires a report submission by April 1, 2021.