Reimagining Public Safety

On April 5, 2023 Common Council voted unanimously to pass the Report put forward by the Special Committee on Reimaging Public Safety.

You can view the resolution and report here. 

The Reimagining Public Safety Collaborative invites the community to share their input on plans to transform public safety in the City of Ithaca and Tompkins County through the website. 

Under each plan, the Collaborative is seeking the community’s ideas and input on ideas shared by others. For a detailed video on how to use the website, create an account, and provide your input visit the ‘How it Works’ page on the website

The website, in conjunction with additional ongoing community engagement activities and public forums will be used to gather input on all Reimagining plans passed by the City and County. For a comprehensive list of all plans passed by the City of Ithaca Common Council and Tompkins County Legislature, please review the resolutions linked on the website.  

The City of Ithaca’s Reimagining Public Safety Working Group has published its report detailing suggestions to implement a new public safety agency and provided a presentation to Common Council on Wednesday, March 2, 2022.  The report was called for in a unanimous resolution passed in March of 2021.  

This website is also a convenient tool for news and updates on the process for the public, and project management for staff and volunteers of the Collaborative. Community members can subscribe for email updates on any plan, idea, or all news items to stay up-to-date on the Collaborative’s progress.  

In addition to visiting the site on any device, community members are reminded that all Tompkins County libraries have internet access and library staff can assist you in browsing the site and sharing your input.  

Media Contacts:  Dominick Recckio, Tompkins County Communications Director,; Melody Faraday, City of Ithaca Public Information Specialist,

You can also find the completed draft report and other information on this important initiative on the Tompkin's County Website here.