Lockport’s Police Review Subcommittee Adds Online Community Survey for Gathering Citizen Input

The Subcommittee on Police Policy Review is conducting an online community survey to gather additional public input, following in-person meetings held in Lockport’s neighborhood parks over the summer.

The subcommittee is charged with reviewing policing policies with local citizens, city government, and the Lockport Police Department.

The survey will remain on the city’s website, lockportny.gov, through October 9th. It can be accessed on the homepage under ‘Top Links’ by clicking on ‘City of Lockport Community Policing and Public Safety’. The link can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.

The subcommittee’s goal is to have a recommendation to present in October for public input and review. The group would then present a recommendation to the Police Board and Common Council later in October or early in November.  

The Subcommittee on Police Policy Review was formed after NYS legislation was passed earlier this year requiring local governments with police departments to form a review of policing policies with the community, legislative body, and police by November, 2020, and have it take effect by April 1, 2021.