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Helen Serrano-Spina
40:29
we joined late. will they send out a recording or notes of this meeting?
Michelle Brier
40:58
Hi Helen! A recording of this meeting will be posted on the Town website.
Karen Lau
55:36
Thank you for holding this review and open format with the community. This is the first one I’ve been able to participate in. I suggest you link to the Police Reform page on the Bedford Police Department site.
Ellen Calves
56:26
Thanks for the suggestion Karen!
Ellen Calves
56:31
If anyone wants to make additional comments after this evening’s zoom ends, please email bedfordprrcc@bedfordny.gov
Ryan Witz (he/him)
58:17
ryanjackwitz3@gmail.com
Karen Lau
58:21
I have a suggestion to have the officers get out of their cars!! :-D It would be great to have them walk around our towns and parks. It’s hard have them connect with the community and it would be nice to become familiar with each other’s faces.
Michelle Brier
59:44
Thank you Karen! This came up a lot in the community survey, and is a recommendation under the community engagement tenet.
Karen Lau
59:47
Well, each other and see each other’s faces!!
Karen Lau
01:00:05
Wonderful, thank you. Great job everyone.
Michelle Brier
01:00:25
This was echoed equally by the police officers, who look forward to connecting with people as much as possible during COVID, and even more so in the road ahead.
Karen Lau
01:00:37
Perfect!
Karen Lau
01:02:07
Ryan brings up a great point… find advocates to help spread the word.
Jody Welch
01:05:06
Do we have a need for filling all these positions? Or could we save money by reducing the number of police officers?
Helen Serrano-Spina
01:09:22
good question, Jody. I am curious of their answer too.
Jodi Kimmel
01:12:47
Thank you, Ellen, Kitley, Chief Padilla and everyone involved!
Jody Welch
01:14:57
This is my first time hearing Chief Padilla. It was interesting to listen to him.
Michelle Brier
01:19:09
It’s in the executive summary as well as the recommendation timeline. :)
Heather Feldman
01:23:32
We learned a lot about roles and coverage: at any given time 24/7 we need an officer in each hamlet, plus dispatch. The Chief and Detectives are police officers but have specific roles. So 4 officers for dispatch and patrol 24/7 is at least 36 officers, plus 2 Detectives and 1 Chief, and only 36 would mean that even with no sick days or vacation days for any of them, there’d be overtime involved.
Kate Galligan
01:26:21
Thanks, Heather. There are also union considerations involved in terms of numbers of officers on the force.
ksc2
01:30:40
Thank you Ellen and all of the volunteers and police officers who devoted their time to this important project!
Helen Serrano-Spina
01:31:11
thank