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The Village of Potsdam is nestled in the St. Lawrence River Valley near the northern foothills of the Adirondack Mountains. The scenic Raquette River bisects the community and provides residents and visitors with panoramic river views and convenient recreational access. Settled in 1802, the Village was recognized as one of the industrial and commercial centers of St. Lawrence County given its hydropower assets, its agricultural and mineral wealth. Today the Village is best known as a center for health care, education and retail trade in Northern New York.


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Police Advisory Committee - Police Survey
March 02, 2021

Potsdam, N.Y. – The Village of Potsdam Police Advisory Committee is seeking feedback from a variety of stakeholders to help inform the committee’s ongoing work to develop a robust plan as required by Governor Cuomo's Executive Order 203.

The survey can be found here: https://forms.gle/X4sVBw8iDQZBJFuH7


The goal of this committee’s work is to review the department’s practices, processes, and engagement with the community, and to provide recommendations. These recommendations, according to Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order, shall be “tailored to the specific needs of the community and general promotion of improved police agency and community relationships based on trust, fairness, accountability, and transparency, and which seek to reduce any racial disparities in policing.


The committee is looking for feedback from a variety of individuals including, but not limited to, individuals who live or do not live in the region, work in the area, travel occasionally to the region, and study here. Feedback will remain confidential, and results will be reviewed before making final recommendations to the Village of Potsdam Board of Trustees.


Mayor Ron Tischler said, “One of the committee’s strong recommendations will be for the Village of Potsdam Police Department to provide mechanisms for the public to provide ongoing feedback. This survey is the first step in that process. We truly value and appreciate the feedback from our friends and neighbors.” 


The final plan will be available for public comment in March before officially submitting it to New York State no later than April 1. More information on Governor Cuomo's Executive Order 203 can be found online: https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/no-203-new-york-state-police-reform-and-reinvention-collaborative


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January 04, 2021

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