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Update Executive Order 203


In June 2020 Executive Order 203 New York State Police Reform and Collaboration was issued by Governor Cuomo.  Crawford Supervisor Charles E. Carnes appointed a committee and the police department was reviewed.  After public participation, recommendations were made and a report was presented to the Town Board. In March of 2021, the Town Board adopted the report and recommendations. The following is a brief update of the progress of the police department:

Officer Recording Systems  

Policies and Procedures

Policies and Procedures are continually reviewed and adjusted.


Pre-arrest diversion

The department has partnered with Hope not Handcuffs and the Orange County District Attorney’s Office to divert low level drug offenders to treatment.

Website/Information release

The department is currently upgrading its website to provide more information to the community

Starting June 1, 2021 the department will release all press releases on social media and the department website.

Community policing

The department will host its first Night out on Crime in August.


Chief Dominick L Blasko


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