FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 3, 2020
Police Commission to Hold Public Meeting Addressing Law Enforcement Concerns
KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble and the City of Kingston Police Commission announce a public meeting to address concerns regarding the law enforcement partnership, which will be held virtually via GoToMeeting on Wednesday, September 9 at 6:00pm.
The Police Commission has been closely monitoring the effectiveness of the recently assembled law enforcement partnership while also hearing the community’s concerns regarding their experiences with increased policing in their neighborhoods. The purpose of the special public meeting will be to discuss these interactions and ensure there is proper balance between law enforcement initiatives and the rights of citizens residing in the affected neighborhoods.
“The Kingston Police Commission would like the community to know that we are here, we are listening and we invite you to reach out to us to share your concerns,” the Police Commission said in a statement. “We want to make sure that members of the community have the opportunity to voice their experiences either publicly, privately, or anonymously. We take these concerns seriously.”
Community members are encouraged to provide additional input prior to the public meeting through any of the following ways:
- An official compliment/complaint form can be filed by completing the form posted on the Kingston Police Commission Website: https://kingston-ny.gov/policecommission
- Reach out to the Commissioners directly, with the time and date of the interaction. Contact information is posted below and on the website above.
- If you do not feel comfortable contacting the Commission directly, please reach out through a community member to provide as much detailed information as possible.
Mayor Steven Noble, 845-334-3902
Commissioner Rev. Kendra VanHouten, V.P. 845-338-7722
Commissioner Minya DeJohnette, Secretary 845-481-0793
Commissioner Brad Jordan, 845-590-3040
Commissioner Shaniqua Bowden, [email protected]
Police Chief Egidio Tinti, 845-943-5766
Ulster County Human Rights Commissioner Tyrone Wilson, 845-334-5492
The public may attend the meeting online at https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/578080997 or via phone at 877-309-2073 or 646-749-3129. The access code is: 578-080-997.