February 26, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Mayor Steve Noble Announces Forum on Police and Community Relations,
Question & Answer Panel and Discussion Stations Planned
Monday, March 12th at 6:00pm at City Hall
KINGSTON, NY Mayor Steve Noble is pleased to announce an upcoming forum on police and community relations, to be held on Monday, March 12th at 6:00pm at Kingston’s City Hall, located at 420 Broadway.
The forum will begin with opening remarks from Mayor Noble and Kingston Police Department Chief Egidio Tinti. Attendees will then have the opportunity to visit different stations where they can ask questions and speak to officers and Police Commissioners on a variety of topics. Confirmed stations include:
? Introduction to the Police Commission
o What is the role of the Police Commission?
o How are individuals appointed?
o Are there other Commission and Advisory Board models to consider?
? Body Worn Cameras and Recording Devices
o How many cameras have been activated? How do they work? Do all officers wear these?
o Draft policy to be considered by Police Commission
? Right to Know Act- Officer Identification policy to be considered by Police Commission
? Community-Oriented Policing “COP” Car
o What events and areas should the officers visit or visit more frequently to build relationships in the community?
? Welcoming and Inclusive Community Resolution
o Is Kingston a sanctuary city?
o Attorney General Guidance and draft policy to be considered by Police Commission
? Police Training
o A comprehensive listing of required trainings
o What additional trainings should officers attend?
? Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design
The forum will include a moderated question and answer session, with a panel that will include Mayor Noble, Chief Tinti and the Police Commissioners.
Questions can be submitted prior to the event by e-mailing [email protected] or attendees can bring their questions with them. Following the panel, attendees will have an opportunity to return to the interactive stations and discuss the topics of interest in further detail.