Saugerties committee issues report on police reforms

The committee’s recommendations ranged from actions that could be taken almost immediately, such as having officers carry business cards with their names, and contact info various police resources, to long-term proposals, such as refocusing police academy training from a military- to academy-based approach. Police officers should know the law, and “be able to apply the law in situations as they unfold.” On the local level, officers should receive training that explores their implicit and subconscious biases . . .

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