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In June 2020, the Village of Irvington’s Mayor Brian Smith adopted the Obama Foundation Reimagining Policing Pledge, and in compliance with the subsequent NYS Executive Order 203, the Village of Irvington formed the the Irvington Police Policy Committee (the "Committee").
The 56 recommendations developed by the 29 members of the Committee contained in The Plan for Reform and Reimagining of the Irvington Police Department are the product of a multi-month collaboration between a diverse cross-section of community stakeholders, including law enforcement professionals, public servants, public defenders and concerned citizens. These members were convened to review the current state of the Irvington Police Department and to reimagine it. The Committee further sees this as an opportunity to continue to improve policing and community-police relations through investment in best practices in law enforcement.
The Plan was adopted by the Board of Trustees on March 25, 2021 and filed with New York State on March 30, 2021. In adopting the Plan, the Board adopted an Addendum to the Plan that outlines specific items for follow up after April 1, 2021.