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Participate in the Police Policy Review Panel

Putnam County is seeking interested Putnam County residents to help provide guidance
and input to our Police Policy Review Panel. Interested in serving on our panel?

The application must be completed in full.
You will be notified if you are chosen for the panel.

Police Panel

  • MaryEllen Odell – Putnam County Executive
  • Tom Feighery – Deputy County Executive
  • Jennifer Bumgarner –  Putnam County Attorney
  • Paul Eldridge – Director of Personnel
  • Michael Piazza – Commissioner, Department of Social Services
  • Ginny Nacerino – Putnam County Legislator
  • Paul Jonke – Putnam County Legislator
  • Neal Sullivan – Putnam County Legislator
  • Robert Firriolo – Putnam County Legislative Counsel
  • Robert Tendy – Putnam County District Attorney
  • David Squirrell – Chief Attorney, Putnam County Legal Aid
  • Robert Langley – Putnam County Sheriff
  • Kevin Cheverko – Undersheriff
  • James Schoenig – Mayor, Village of Brewster
  • Kenny Schmitt – Supervisor, Town of Carmel
  • David Merandy– Mayor, Village of Cold Spring
  • Maureen Fleming – Supervisor, Town of Kent
  • John Delgardo – Police Chief, Village of Brewster PD
  • John Dearman – Lieutenant, Town of Carmel PD
  • Larry Burke – Police Chief, Village of Cold Spring PD
  • Kevin Owen – Police Chief, Town of Kent PD

Review Panel Upcoming Meetings

*Tentative Meetings are subject to change until Confirmed

  • November 10, 2020 (TENTATIVE)

    Meeting to Start at 10:00 A.M.

  • November 24, 2020 (TENTATIVE)

    Meeting to Start at 10:00 A.M.

  • December 8, 2020 (TENTATIVE)

    Meeting to Start at 10:00 A.M.

  • December 22, 2020 (TENTATIVE)

    Meeting to Start at 10:00 A.M.

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Each chief executive of such local government shall convene the head of the local police agency, and stakeholders in the community to develop  such plan, which shall consider evidence-based  policing strategies, including but not limited to

  • use of force policies, procedural justice
  • any studies addressing systemic racial bias or racial justice in policing
  • implicit bias awareness training
  • de-escalation training and practices
  • law enforcement assisted diversion programs
  • restorative justice practices
  • community-based outreach and conflict resolution
  • problem-oriented policing
  • hot spots policing
  • focused deterrence
  • crime prevention through environmental design
  • violence prevention and reduction interventions
  • model policies and guidelines promulgated by the New York State Municipal Police Training Council
  • standards promulgated by the New York State Law Enforcement Accreditation Program


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