October 30, 2020
Contact: Connie Conway
The Community Law Enforcement Review Committee (CLERC) has posted a survey on the Town of Southampton website, www.southamptontownny.gov that asks participants to weigh in on the perception of the Town of Southampton Police Department. The survey titled, “Your Opinion Matters” is offered in English and Spanish and will be available until November 23rd.
Policing and police policies have become national issues this year. In New York, there has been a call by the Governor per Executive Order No. 203, to examine the perceptions about policing and policies implemented by local law enforcement agencies.
In an effort to respond to the Governor’s order and in a continued effort to maintain optimal policing, and strengthen trust between the Town of Southampton Police Department and the communities it serves, the Southampton Town Board appointed the Community Law Enforcement Review Committee (CLERC).
The committee is charged with examining community perceptions and making recommendations in response to the Governor’s order. Its members include advocacy and civic group representatives, clergy, community members, police professionals, criminal justice experts and local elected officials.
CLERC is seeking the community input through this survey as it develops the Draft plan for the Town Board. This will not be the only opportunity for the public to weigh in. The Governor is requesting a final plan be submitted by April 1st.
Survey in English
Survey in Spanish