Executive Order No. 203 titled New York State Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative established June 12, 2020 by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo was enacted and requires any agency in New York State seeking state funding to have a plan in place addressing police reform which is approved by its governing body. The plan must be submitted to the Governor by April of 2021.
Similar to other communities in New York State, Onondaga County has combined with all municipalities within the county, to address a comprehensive plan for reform. While this collaborative effort creates a baseline for all government entities within Onondaga County with a police agency operating with law enforcement officials, the Executive Order requires that each department develop its own plan for police reform.
Onondaga County Executive J. Ryan McMahon II, City of Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh, and Onondaga County District Attorney William J. Fitzpatrick joined together with helping every town, village and city to enact broad based police reform.
The members of this collaborative include individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds within our community representing the diversity of Onondaga County.