Presentation of Plan for Review of Policing Issues

Vermont Media Advisory
Contact: Dominic Cloud, City Manager
(802) 309 – 1775

St. Albans’ Transformative Response to Critical Policing Issues

On Thursday, July 9, 2020 at 6:30 pm, the City’s Police Consultant, MRI, will deliver a kickoff presentation outlining the plan for their work in St. Albans. Municipal Resources Inc., will begin their work with a review of critical focus areas such as the hiring and selection process for officers, 21st century policing concepts, best practices in Use of Force policies, dealing with police misconduct, and responding to the needs of the community in changing times.

In the weeks after the kickoff presentation, MRI will work with the City’s leadership team to revise the City’s practices and policies in the above areas, present those to the City Council for approval, and implement a training program for all of the officers in the Department. This complement’s the Department’s additional efforts to provide training for officers in de-escalation strategies.

According to Interim Police Chief Maurice Lamothe, “One of the most important things in any organization is the people you select for the team. It’s important that they reflect the values of the organization and I’m eager to roll up my sleeves on this effort.”

The kickoff presentation is limited to the first 50 attendees that arrive and will occur at St. Albans City Hall at 6:30 pm on July 9, 2020. All attendees must wear masks, practice appropriate social distancing protocols and will have their temperature taken at the door. A live video feed will also be available for those that wish to observe remotely. The link to the feed will be provided at www.stalbansvt.com/council prior to the presentation.

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