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Posted on: September 28, 2021

City of Ithaca Reimagining Public Safety Working Group to Host Virtual Update

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City of Ithaca Reimagining Public Safety Working Group to Host Virtual Update

The Reimagining Public Safety Collaborative is announcing a virtual update on the City of Ithaca’s working group progress on reimagining public safety. The update will be hosted at 6pm on Thursday October 7, 2021, on Zoom by working group co-leaders Eric Rosario and Karen Yearwood and simulcast and archived on YouTube. 

The update will include details on the working group’s progress and invite conversation with members of the community. This is the first update in a series that will be announced soon. Details on registration can be found on zoom here:; the video will be live and archived on the City of Ithaca Public Meetings YouTube Channel here: 

Working group co-lead Eric Rosario stated, “Our working group is a diverse, collaborative group that has made substantial progress to-date, and we’re excited to share more information with the community. I hope you’ll be able to join us and participate in the conversation.” 

Co-lead Karen Yearwood stated, “We have been working on assessing the types of calls that police officers respond to and looking at what we can recommend as requiring an alternative response and comparing other cities’ alternative response models. We’ll share our progress on this work and invite your questions and perspectives. I also invite you all to visit to share your input and comment on others’ ideas as well.”  

In addition to this update, the community is invited to visit to share ideas and input on ideas shared by others on Reimaging Public Safety. 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. 

For more information please contact:
Melody Faraday, City of Ithaca Public Information Specialist,
Dominick Recckio, Tompkins County Communications Director,

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