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Plattsburgh City Hall (file)
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Communities across New York were mandated to perform a review of their police departments and policing policies and submit a plan to the state by April 1st detailing reforms in procedures and community engagement.  The Plattsburgh Common Council approved the city’s recommended plan Wednesday night.

Jeremy Williams mugshot
Plattsburgh City Police Department

Plattsburgh Police arrested a Colonie man this weekend for transporting drugs after a traffic stop on the Adirondack Northway.

Plattsburgh police car at night
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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.

Plattsburgh City Hall

At a time when policing is the subject of national debate, the mayor of Plattsburgh has outlined a recent upgrade of the city’s policing policies.

A Plattsburgh, New York attorney has been found dead after failing to appear at his own arraignment.

Neil Blouin
Plattsburgh City Police

Plattsburgh City Police quickly apprehended a man who tried to rob a downtown bank Friday.

Plattsburgh Police Chief Levi Ritter
City of Plattsburgh

Last Thursday during the Plattsburgh Common Council meeting, Mayor Colin Read announced the appointment of Levi Ritter as the city’s new police chief.  Ritter has been on the force for 14 years and began his new job Friday.  Chief Ritter tells WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley his desire to lead the department might be a bit of a cliché.

Plattsburgh Police Chief Desmond Racicot
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Plattsburgh’s long-time police chief announced recently that he will retire in January.  Desmond Racicot has been with the department since 1989, serving as chief for the last 14 years.  He tells WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley he hadn’t planned to retire but a new opportunity arose.