New York State Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative

The purpose of the New York State Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative is “to foster trust, fairness and legitimacy” within communities throughout our State and “to address any racial bias and disproportionate policing of communities of color.” The United States Department of Justice has emphasized the need for “trust between citizens and their peace officers so that all components of a community are treating one another fairly and justly and are invested in maintaining public safety in an atmosphere of mutual respect."

The resourse and guidebook presented here is not intended to be the plan for any given community. Rather, it includes critical questions, information, and resources to frame and guide each community’s dialogue. There are references provided to give participants access to a range of ideas and research on every topic to delve deeper into the issues.