Weedsport Police Department Community Collaborative 2021 Community Survey
Collaborative on Police & Community Relations “Connecting Bridges”
Click here to take the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5ZLRD97
Village residents may also pick up and complete the survey on local policing at the Village Office during normal business hours.
On June 12th, 2020, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed Executive Order #203 which charged that, “each local government must convene stakeholders for a fact-based and honest dialogue about the public safety needs of their community. Each community must envision itself the appropriate role of the police.” The focus is for each community in an effort to eliminate racial inequities in policing, modify and modernize policing strategies, policies, procedures, and practices and to develop better practices to better address the particular needs of communities of color, to promote public safety, improve community engagement, and to foster trust.
Continuing with the strategies and objectives that have been employed by the Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office, the City of Auburn Police Department, and the Village of Weedsport Police Department this collaborative community effort seeks to perform a comprehensive review of current law enforcement deployments, strategies, policies, procedures, and practices in order to develop a plan that strives to improve upon them into the future. By utilizing the synergistic “Connecting Bridges” approach, our law enforcement agencies and the people they serve will seek to partner in building mutual trust and respect through understanding of one another while emphasizing the delivery of public safety in a professional, courteous, empathetic, and sensitive way. This will be accomplished if we collectively demand that human dignity for all is the intrinsic goal for the sustained success of these efforts
The Village of Weedsport, its elected officials and its police department will work with the community to create and recommend a plan that incorporates the ideas and needs of the citizens and stakeholders of the Village of Weedsport. Implementation of this plan is to promote fair and just policing, enhance community relations and engagement, and to foster trust and mutual cooperation.
Perform a comprehensive review and evaluation of current police policies, procedures, and practices.
Develop a plan to improve such policies, procedures, and practices.