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The city of Plattsburgh’s Police Department recently revised its Use of Force Policy to incorporate the national “8 Can’t Wait” recommendations and codify de-escalation requirements.  The mayor then announced a citizens’ panel to advise city leaders on community policing and make recommendations on further police oversight.

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At the most recent Burlington City Council meeting (on Tuesday Feb 18th) the agenda included a report on community policing practices.

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The Albany Police Department is tweaking the operations of its Neighborhood Engagement Unit. Beat zones were combined and community policing was affected as the number of beat officers was reduced.  A "Team Policing" policy is emerging.

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The City of Poughkeepsie Police Department will be a using a federal grant to hire new officers. New York Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney was outside the police department Tuesday to announce the grant that’s been waiting in the wings since 2015.

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Last year, the city of Poughkeepsie Police Department sent out a survey on police-community relations. Now, the results are in.

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Several police departments in the Hudson Valley are embarking on ways to improve community relations. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with police chiefs from two cities on each side of the Hudson River that have different approaches but the same goal.

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan introduces Chief Eric Hawkins, her choice to lead the police department.
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Mayor Kathy Sheehan’s appointee to head the Albany Police Department meets Common Council members and the public tonight at City Hall before lawmakers vote on his nomination.

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Police Chief appointee Eric Hawkins says he'll bring policies and procedures to Albany that worked well in Southfield, Michigan.

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The mayor of Albany’s pick for police chief addressed reporters today at city hall.

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It's been a busy month so far for Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan. WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas sat down with the mayor at city hall.

Acting Police Chief Robert Sears and Mayor Kathy Sheehan led a press briefing about the city plan to counter violence in the city.
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Leaders in the city of Albany are addressing a spike in crime.

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The mayor of Troy has some changes in mind for the city police department. 

Frustrated about  an incident involving Burmese immigrants and an Albany Police officer, members of the South Asian community in the Capital Region gathered Monday.

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The Albany Police Department has been working to improve community relations with several initiatives in recent years. WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas attended "Coffee With A Cop," held this morning outside police headquarters in Arbor Hill.

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The Center for Law and Justice says some Albany residents are angry about a recent announcement that state troopers will help patrol neighborhoods in the city.

Mayor Kathy Sheehan addressed those gathered prior to the actual forum.
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The Center For Law and Justice recently issued a letter of support for community policing on the University at Albany campus, whose police chief J. Frank Wiley has come under fire for adhering to the policy. The city of Albany has gained national recognition for its community policing philosophy. As Albany police begin outfitting officers with body cameras, WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas spoke with the Center's executive director Alice Green about how the devices might alter the police-community dynamic.

Acting Police Chief Robert Sears
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The Albany Police body camera program is almost ready for prime time.  Tuesday night officials updated citizens during a community forum at the main branch of the Albany Public Library.

Acting Police Chief Robert Sears addresses the forum at the Whitehall Rd. JCC
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The Albany Community Policing Advisory Committee and the Albany Police Department hosted a forum on community policing Tuesday night at the Jewish Community Center.

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A forum slated for Tuesday night in Albany's Pine Hills area aims to discuss how community policing affects student neighbors.

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The last of a series of neighborhood meetings about implicit bias was held last night at Albany’s Jewish Community Center.

A new study of five and a half years of Vermont State Police traffic stops shows signs of bias especially against African Americans.

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At a time when the relationship between police and minorities is under a microscope nationwide, a new study of five and a half years of Vermont State Police traffic stops shows signs of bias especially against African Americans.

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Four community conversations on "implicit bias" are going to be held throughout Albany.

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Authorities in Springfield, Massachusetts are set to expand an innovative community policing program that has garnered national attention.

The anti-crime initiative called C-3 Policing will be brought to three city neighborhoods nearly six years after it was introduced in Springfield’s North End where it is credited with dramatically reducing gang related crime and violence.