Alfred Committee on Equity and Safety (ACES)

Topic: ACES Listening Session
Time: Oct 1, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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We invite the entire Alfred Community to an introduction of this new collaborative group. We will introduce ourselves, and outline our goals. We welcome our neighbors to join us in conversation, to share perspectives and to listen to one another.

We are a collection of individuals comprised from the various constituencies that make up the Town and Village of Alfred including representatives from: the faculty, staff and student bodies at Alfred State College and Alfred University; Alfred Police Department, Alfred State College University Police, Alfred University Public Safety, Alfred Village Board, Town of Alfred, A.E. Crandall Hook and Ladder Company, business owners and community members. The purpose of this group is to serve the entire community.

We work together to review policy, make recommendations to propose new or enhanced policy based upon available information, facilitate and develop meaningful collaborations and dialogues within the community, and present actionable opportunities to our community. We have and will continue to work within our shared and unique spheres of influence to gather relevant information to inform our work. Our goal is collaborative in scope and is focused on the development of transformative opportunities and actionable change with social justice, equity, accountability, and community development and improvement at its core for the benefit of our entire community.

We feel it is important to work as one body to address the concerns of students and community members alike. In recent months through the COVID 19 crisis, we have made a great deal of progress opening lines of communication between our organizations, and it is our hope that we can continue to do so with a focus on the topics of diversity, inclusion and policing.

This group will report monthly to the Village Board with recommendations and findings.

In June, Governor Cuomo issued Executive Order No. 203: New York State Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative As this order is inclusive of the goals of this group, we plan to spend the next several months addressing the actions outlined in the order.