Jamestown City Council To Present Police Reform Plan Next Week

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JAMESTOWN – Jamestown City Council’s Public Safety Committee will be holding a special meeting Monday night to present a finalized police reform plan.

The plan, as part of New York State’s Police Reform, will be presented live for the Council and the public at 6 p.m. on the City’s official website. In addition, the presentation will be discussed after the meeting during the Council’s Work Session.

Councilwoman Vickeye James has been outspoken in her wishes to create significant dialogue between police, the community and other involved stakeholders. James, during the City Council Work Session earlier in March, explains that she believes the work poured into the discussions will lead to a final report that the community will be proud of.

“I know we are going to have a shining document,” James said. “A lot of people put a lot of heart and soul in it. Chief (Tim) Jackson and his police officers and our new outreach officer (Officer Matthew Reinhardt). It’s been an amazing process we’ve gone through, and it makes me really proud of our city to see the work we’ve already completed.”

City Councilman Brent Sheldon, who is the chair of the City Council Public Safety Committee, says that the community is able to review the public draft report on the city’s website.

The Plan will then be submitted to the Council for a vote at the March 29th voting session prior to the Governor’s Office April 1 deadline.


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