The Committee appointed by the Southampton Town Board to review the Southampton Town Police Department policies and procedures will hold a second listening session on Tuesday, February 2nd, at 6pm. Members of the Community Law Enforcement Review Committee, CLERC, via Zoom.
The Committee was formed at the direction of the Governor, by Executive Order 203, that stated all Police Departments must review policies and procedures collaboratively and hear from communities in an effort to improve community relations. The public is encouraged to tell the panel stories—good and bad—of their experiences with the Town of Southampton Police Department.
To register to speak either go to the Town website, www.southamptontownnypolice.gov/PUBLIC-COMMENTS-FORM or call 631-702-1777. You can address the panel by phone or submit written comments. Those who wish to remain anonymous do not have to appear before the panel through video. A zoom conference call link will be provided and a speaker order number will be given. The deadline registration for those who want to speak during the call is 4pm, Monday Feb. 1st . Registration for those who just want to listen to the conference call closes at 3pm on Tuesday Feb. 2nd.
This is the second listening session planned by CLERC but there will be another chance for the public to speak during a public meeting of the Town Board when the Committee presents its report. The report must be sent to the Governor by April 1st