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Adopted Plans

As part of EO 203, local governments in New York State were required to adopt a policing reform plan by April 1, 2021.
The New York State Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative

In August 2020, Governor Cuomo announced new guidance for the New York State Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative, which was established by the Governor's Executive Order.

The guidance offers a framework and topics for consideration by local police departments, elected officials and citizens as they develop their local plans for reform.

Per the Governor's Executive Order, every locality must adopt a plan for reform by April 1, 2021 to be eligible for future state funding.

Read the Innovative Community Initiatives Report that highlights notable examples from the plans that have been submitted to help inspire other communities as they implement and refine their plans.

Innovative Community Initiatives Report

Creating a Safer, Fairer Policing Standard

This guidance offers a framework and topics for consideration by local police departments, elected officials and citizens as they develop their local plans for reform.

Resources from The Division of Criminal Justice Services
Accreditation Program

This voluntary program provides law enforcement agencies with a mechanism to evaluate and improve the overall effectiveness of their agency and the performance of their staff. Accreditation is formal recognition that an agency’s policies and practices meet or exceed the standards established by the council in the areas of administration, training and operations.

Model Policies and Standards for Law Enforcement

Model policies and standards aim to assist agencies with development of their policies and procedures on current and emerging topics in policing and prosecution practice.