Shandaken Police Reform Commission – Live Zoom Session & Survey


Shandaken Police Reform Commission (PRC)

This short survey is for your feedback on the Shandaken Police. All responses will remain anonymous, and will be used by the Shandaken PRC to learn about the public’s interactions with the Shandaken Police. If you are unsure if your responses relate to Shandaken or to other police departments (for example, Ulster County or New York State), please let us know in the comments. 


Join us Live on January 14th, at 7pm on Zoom, for a Public Listening Session!

Event Info Link CLICK HERE

Direct Zoom Link CLICK HERE

The New York State Police and Reinvention Collaborative   initiative was created in 2020 to “foster trust, fairness and legitimacy” within communities throughout our state and to “address any racial bias and disproportionate policing of communities of color.”  Subsequently, members of the community were appointed by the town board to collaborate with the Shandaken Police to improve the police department, with a special focus on bias and racism.  The Shandaken PRC is currently examining the police department, eliciting feedback from the public and issuing a document of recommended reforms on April 1st, 2021

If you would like to speak directly and anonymously with a commission member, contact us below.

Commission Members

Liz Potter, Chair

Charles Perez, Vice Chair

Manuella Jean Pierre

Wendy Lockwood

William J. McGrath

Josh Brown

Syed Shahzad Adil Shah

Tom Sharon

Michelle Spark

Chad Storey

Kevin Van Blarcum

Crystal Wei

Would you like a paper survey mailed to you?  Please call contact us (see below).


Phone:  845-328-0304

Paper surveys may be dropped off at Phoenicia Library  or mailed to  Shandaken Police Reform P.O. Box 6 Shandaken NY 12480

Police Reform Commission Calendar

  • November 2020 PRC begins meeting

  • December 2020: Release of town wide survey on the Shandaken Police

  • January 2021:  Listening sessions online for public comment on the Shandaken Police

  • February 2021: Release of recommended reforms for public comment

  • March 2021: final release of recommendations to the Shandaken Town Board for approval

  • April 2021: conclusion of the commission with submission of recommended reforms to the state