The Schenectady County Sheriff’s Office announced it will hold 2 virtual police reform and community collaboration meetings in February. The meetings will be streamed live on the County’s youtube page, www.youtube.com/SchenectadyCounty.
The meetings are being held to review and improve police strategies, policies, procedures and practices, in accordance with NYS Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order #203, and will be moderated by the Sheriff’s Office. The meetings will be structured as panel discussions to gain input from local organizations and stakeholders from the Sheriff’s primary patrol area of Princetown and Duanesburg, including: community groups, faith-based organizations, business leaders, public safety officials and social service organizations.
"The Sheriff's Office is committed to fostering and maintaining trust and relationships throughout the County,” said Sheriff Dominic Dagostino. “Our agency has been actively collaborating with our law enforcement partners in developing policing measures in support of the Governor's Executive Order. I encourage as many as possible to virtually attend one of the scheduled meetings."
Virtual Meeting Schedule
Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 5:30pm
Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 5:30pm
The Schenectady County Sheriff’s Office has participated in meetings held by other local police departments, including the City of Schenectady and the towns of Rotterdam and Niskayuna. The Sheriff’s Office primarily patrols the towns of Princetown and Duanesburg.
The meetings will explore topics including the use of force policies, procedural justice, systemic racial bias, de-escalation training and practices, community-based outreach, and Sheriff’s Office accessibility and transparency.
Members of the public can submit questions in advance by filling out the form at www.schenectadycounty.com/sheriff.