2020 Dec 30 - Port Jervis Police Reform Meetings Update for the Public. As of now all meetings at this time will be held via Zoom and will be available to the public to view as well at 405 793 5811 with no password. We will hold 4 meetings at 6:30pm that will be no longer than 1-2 hours long and will consist of the following: Wednesday, January 6, 2021 – The Police Chief will give a presentation of the Port Jervis Police Department after which members will be charged with preparing questions, ideas and thoughts. Tuesday, January 12, 2021 – The committee will meet, present and discuss the questions, ideas and thoughts they have come up with that could help the Port Jervis Police Department run more efficiently and effectively for the residents, businesses and visitors. Of course new ideas, thoughts, concerns and questions will arise out of this meeting so the members will once again be charged with preparing alternative thoughts, concerns and questions to present at the next meeting Friday, January 15, 2021 – The committee will meet and present those alternatives that will be gathered into the concept of a tentative plan. Friday, January 22, 2021 – The committee will meet and be presented with a tentative plan. If they approve of this plan it will go directly to the Common Council for a public and council comment and possibly action to approve or if it is not acceptable to the committee, there will be a meeting again of the committee in early February (no date set yet) to make those changes that will go to the Common Council and General Public on February 8th. Monday, February 8, 2021 – The public will be able to speak regarding the plan. If the council likes the plan, they will then be charged with passing the plan. If they are not or take exception to the plan due to public comment then it will come back to the committee for potential changes. *Please note that the public is invited to all of our committee meetings but will not be able speak during those meetings. They may give input by sending an email to email@example.com or sending a letter to the mayors office (that correspondence will be read to the committee at its next meeting).
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