Ithacans sound off on law enforcement reform plan in Town Hall event

ITHACA, N.Y.—The Metropolis of Ithaca’s Reimagining General public Safety strategy to reform the Ithaca Law enforcement Division arrived before this month with a sprawling report on designs for IPD restructuring.

That came just after months of deliberation, feed-back and setting up, and was appropriately adopted by a city corridor-model forum held Tuesday evening, supplying the community their very first distinct, formal possibility to comment on the plan considering the fact that it was unveiled. That release by itself was a little bit underwhelming, not very generating the groundshift in policy and response that was expected, and will surely return for discussion at April’s Widespread Council assembly.

The extent of the plan, which establishes a Division of Community Alternatives (DCS) staffed by five unarmed workers and installs a Commissioner of Neighborhood Protection, foremost the umbrella agency named the Department of Community Safety, which would oversee the Division of Neighborhood Remedies and the Division of Police.