Below is a link to the Draft Report of the Floral Park Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative.
This Draft Report is part of a directive put forth by New York State that each Police Department within the State review their policing policies and look towards how they can be improved.
Part of this process includes obtaining community input from local stakeholders, as well as the community at large. In November of last year, the Village Board appointed a committee to assist the Police Department in this endeavor.
This committee included many individuals active in our community from various religious, fraternal, business, sports and other areas so as to bring perspective from not only different points of view, but also the differing needs our Village requires. These individuals include: Trustee Frank Chiara, Village Administrator Gerard Bambrick, Fr. Thomas Fusco, Arthur Walsh, Esq., Pastor Evan Peet, Maryann Cuite, Heather McClintock, Esq., Mark Mullen, Esq., Richard Provost, Thomas Kubler, Commissioner Stephen G. McAllister, and Louis Leblanc. I want to take this opportunity to thank them for their time, energy, opinions, concerns and forward thinking on behalf of our Village. Trustee Frank Chiara, the Village Board’s liaison to the Police Department, did a fantastic job as chair of this committee in guiding and spearheading this process. I also wish to thank Police Commissioner Stephen G. McAllister, Lieutenant William Doherty and Lieutenant Thomas McCarthy for all of their work, not only in creating this document, but their dedication and diligence in maintaining and improving the best police force anywhere.
The next step in this process is for the public at large to review this document and provide comments on its content. I would ask that your comments remain constructive and professional and with the best interest of our Village’s future.
You can provide any comments to the Draft Report by email at [email protected].
Also, on March 3, 2021 at 7:00 pm a zoom meeting will be held so that you can provide comments:
Meeting ID: 871 7751 6886
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Also, hard copies of the Draft Report will be available for review at Village Hall, The Library and the Recreation Pool Building.
I thank you for the time you will take to review this Draft Report and any comments or suggestions you may have to share as to how we can make our great Police Department even better.
Dominick A. Longobardi