Tompkins County: Unarmed officer pilot program aims to improve police-community ties (video)

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Public safety in the city of Ithaca and Tompkins County might improve in the next year through the Reimagining Public Safety Collaborative. The collaborative has been developing multiple programs, including its most recent one, the Unarmed Pilot Program, which will test unarmed police responses to non-emergency situations. Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office to test unarmed officer response (video) How the unarmed pilot program came to ... FULL STORY
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