Sheriff will host third forum on police reform on Feb. 18

Posted 12 February 2021 at 12:38 pm

Press Release, Orleans County Sheriff Chris Bourke

ALBION – The Orleans County Sheriff’s Office has completed the proposed final plan on Police Reform and Reinvention plan. It is posted on the Orleans County website (click here) and is open for public comment.

Orleans County residents along with stakeholders are urged to submit any comments to the proposed final plan.

Consistent with Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order No. 203, the Reform and Reinvention Community members’ collaborative committee on behalf of the Sheriff’s Office has hosted two public forum meetings on the following topics: current police force deployments; strategies, policies, procedures and practices to develop a plan to improve such deployments; strategies, policies, procedures, and practices to address the particular needs of the communities served by the Orleans County Sheriff’s Office.

The Sheriff’s Office is promoting community engagement to foster trust, fairness, legitimacy, and to address any racial bias and disproportionate policing of communities of color.

The report and plan will be reviewed by the Reform and Reinvention Community members’ collaborative committee and open for public input by hosting a third public forum on February 18 at 7 p.m.  This public forum will be held at the Orleans County Office Building, Legislature Chambers on the second floor, 14016 Route 31 west, Albion, NY 14411 and also will be available via Zoom.

These meetings will follow Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order with the occupancy limited to no more than 50 people. We encourage the public to follow the Zoom link (click here). The meeting ID is 894 0497 9618 with the Passcode: 510643.