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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

Participate with Police Policy Review Panel

To conform with the Governor’s suspension on Open Meetings Law Police Policy Review Panel meetings have been held via Audio Webinar. To allow the public to safely participate we have created the ability to send your thoughts and concerns directly to one of our Public Panels. These panels are chaired by members of the public that have volunteered to help us focusing on specific areas of concern. The groups are: Clergy, Education, Putnam Families, Law Enforcement, Mental Health, Latinx, Veterans, LGBTQIA, African Americans, Community Outreach/Homeless.

Review Panel Upcoming Meetings

*Tentative Meetings are subject to change until Confirmed

  • February 9, 2021 Evening Meeting - Public Comment (TENTATIVE)

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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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