Police Reform

Welcome to the City’s Police Reform Plan Stakeholder Information Page!

Through Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order No. 203, the Governor has charged local municipalities’ Chief Executive Officer and Chief of Police to present an action plan by April 1, 2021 to their governing body after a comprehensive review of current police force deployments, strategies, policies, procedures and practices, along with input from stakeholders.

Announcement: Policing Reform & Reinvention Collective (10/09/2020)

Public Hearing for Local Law 1-2021 held on January 20th. Council PRB discussion January 21st, 6 PM.


Additional Previous PAB Documents and Council Minutes

Local Law 1-2020 for 1-13-21 Public Hearing_Approved_12_08_20

Local Law 1-2020 Version_Prior_To_12-8-20_Council Meeting

Nov 30 2020 Council Action minutes

Local Law 1-2020 as of 11-19-20


10-22-20 local law 1-2020 with EJB council 82 and GDC comments final

Local law 1-2020 as of 11-12-2

Oct 6_2020_Council_minutes

Oct 22_2020_Council_Action_minutes

Nov 12_2020_Council_ Action_minutes

local law 1-2020 as of 10-6-20

Final form of local law 1-2020 designated for 9-23-2020 public hearing

Adopted Resolutions

Proclamation No Place for Hate in the City of Geneva

Resolution 46-2020 Encouraging a Use of Force Policy (Interim Provision) for Geneva City Police Department

Resolution 49-2020 Implicit Bias Training for City of Geneva Staff and City Council

Final versions of the Body Camera Policy Task Force and Police Budget Advisory Board Adopted on 10/7/2020 will be posted soon.


10/22/20: Chief Passalacqua has been gathering feedback from colleagues across the State on the use of “Continuum of Force” language in policies; reviewing the NYS Dept of Criminal Justice and National policy recommendations; doing a review of the past ten years of use of force incidents from the department (this is both for a Councilor’s request) as well as to quantitatively analyze how force is deployed for the police department. This data will help inform any policy changes. In addition, the Police Reform & Reinvention Collective was presented an overview of G.O. 400 Use of Force Policy by Lt. Valenti on 10/20/20. The Collective is making recommended changes to the Use of Force policy, which is being reviewed by Chief Passalacqua.

Throughout the process, we will send out requests for feedback on policies and initiatives under consideration.

Past Proposals Sent Out for Feedback and Community Comments received as of 10/2/2020

Any questions, concerns or ideas for this process, or to schedule time to connect with the City team, please reach out to Erica Collins at ecollins@geneva.ny.us or 315-789-6104.


More information on the consultation process is outlined here: Geneva Police Reform Consultation Plan