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County's Police Reform Plan Available for Review and Comment

Monticello, NY – The Sullivan County Legislature will host two opportunities for public comment in the coming week regarding the Sheriff’s Office’s Police Reform and Reinvention Plan.

The plan and hearing are in accordance with the New York State Governor’s Executive Order #203, which requires a comprehensive review of current Sheriff’s Office Patrol deployments, strategies, policies, procedures and practices to develop a plan to improve operations and address the particular needs of the community.

The plan must be submitted to the State by April 1 and is available for review at https://sullivanny.us/Departments/Sheriff, or a copy can be inspected at or requested from the Office of the Legislature, 100 North Street, Monticello (845-807-0435).

The first opportunity for public comment will be at a Special Meeting of the Legislature’s Public Safety Committee at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 26. The second opportunity will be at a public hearing scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 30. Both meetings will be held in the Hearing Room of the Government Center in Monticello. Speakers and observers are welcome in person (subject to COVID-19 requirements) and online at http://sullivancountyny.iqm2.com/Citizens/Default.aspx.

Written comments will be accepted through close of business on Monday, March 29, and can be emailed to policereform@sullivanny.us.