Potsdam readies police reform plan

Potsdam police reform plan

POTSDAM, N.Y. (WWNY) - The Village of Potsdam has moved one step closer to finalizing its police reform plan.

The group charged with putting it together held a public presentation Monday night.

They went over their reform recommendations, including forming a group of citizens to help advise the village police department and expanded partnerships with organizations focused on things like mental health and addiction.

“These recommendations and this plan that we’re setting up is solely a starting point for the work that really needs to be done to improve our police department and improve our community,” co-chair Maggie McKenna said.

The advisory committee is working on the final draft of the reform plan. It’s due to the state by April 1.

You can read the most up-to-date plan on the village’s website.

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