Welcome to the City’s Police Reform Initiatives 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: On Wednesday, July 21st the Collective group met to continue the discussion on GO 400 edits with the Chief of Police. Updated GO400 and Use of Force Wheel.
View new updated and implemented documents here:
1. GO 400 Use of Physical Force-Deadly Physical Force Firearms (items in red are added/edits/suggestions)
Vote on Local Law 1-2021 at City Council Feb. 3rd 7 PM Meeting. Public Hearing for Local Law 1-2021 held on January 20th.
Additional Previous PAB Documents and Council Minutes
7/21/2021 On Wednesday, July 21st the Collective group met to continue the discussion on GO 400 edits with the Chief of Police. Updated GO400 and Use of Force Wheel. View new updated and implemented documents above under announcement. Subcommittee are being developed to help with other initiatives mentioned in Police Reform Plan 2021.
3/9/2021 Police Reform Draft Plan updated is here, we will be discussing GO 400 Use of Force tonight in the Collective Group Meeting at 6:30pm via City of Geneva YouTube Page. Updated Draft
2/25/2021 Police Reform Draft plan has been released to the City Council and Community Residents for feedback and input. Draft can be found here please reach out to Erica Collins (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
2/17/21 Police Reform Collective, received initial copy of draft plan; On Tuesday, February 23rd Collective will review recommended changes to G.O. 400 Use of Force Policy from legal and Chief Passalacqua as well as edits and suggestions to draft plan. Draft plan will be available to the Community end of next week.
1/30/21 Chief Passalacqua and legal counsel is reviewing recommended changes to the G.O. 400 Use of Force Policy and other policies from the Police Reform Collective. The Police Collective Reform is working on the draft plan.
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
- Final form of local law 1-2020 designated for 9-23-2020 public hearing
- Review Item #1: Proposed Geneva Local Law 2-2020
- Review Item #2: Draft Police Department Body Camera Policy Task Force By-Laws
- Review Item #3: Draft Police Budget Advisory Board By-Laws
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 email@example.com or 315-789-6104.
More information on the consultation process is outlined here: Geneva Police Reform Consultation Plan