Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative Committee (PRRCC)

Please join our Public Listening Session via ZOOM for the Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative Committee (PRRCC)
Thursday, November 19 @ 5pm.

What are your experiences/expectations of the Bedford Police?

Take our survey here.
Your opinion is important.

A translator will be available for those who wish to make a statement in Spanish.

 Click here for more information


  • Town Board Member Ellen Calves
  • Police Chief Melvin Padilla
  • County Legislator Kitley Covill

Committee Members

  • Dale Akinla (BV Fire Dept.)
  • Jose Baez (Attorney)
  • Wendy Belzberg (conflict resolution specialist)
  • Michelle Brier (non-profit organization leader)
  • Roger Calderon (Bedford Hills business owner)
  • Heather Feldman (Bedford Fire Commissioner)
  • Kate Galligan (Town Board liaison to police department)
  • John Goodrich (Bedford Community Church)
  • Eric Gordon (town attorney)
  • Adam Grisanti (PBA President)
  • Anthony Mamo (Attorney)
  • Kymberly McNair (Antioch Baptist Church, My Sister’s Place)
  • Douglas Morton (Antioch Baptist Church)
  • Francisco Pedraza (retired businessman)
  • Hannah Robbins (Public Defender)
  • Alexander Skillman (resident)
  • Officer Nancy Wallwork (Bedford Police)
  • Officer Ahmad Warren (Bedford Police)

The purpose of the New York State Police Reform and Reinvention

Collaborative is “to foster trust, fairness and legitimacy” within communities throughout our State and “to address any racial bias and disproportionate policing of communities of color.”

Using community feedback as a launching point, the Bedford Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative Committee will undertake to review policies and procedures of the Bedford Police and make recommendations about how the police can effectively and safely perform their duties to best meet the needs of our community.

After public scrutiny, the recommendations of the committee will be presented to the Town Board in the form of a plan to adopt and submit to New York State by April 1, 2021, as per the Governor’s Executive Order 203.

To achieve this the committee will consist of 4 subcommittees:

  1. Police Training/Continuing Education; Transparency
  2. Police Accountability; Policies and Procedures
  3. Police Community Engagement; Qualifications/Hiring
  4. Committee stakeholder outreach and report writing

Committee Resources

Town of Bedford Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative Committee held its first public listening session via Zoom on Thursday October 15 at 6pm. Everyone in the community was encouraged to come to express their views.

Community Insight on the Role of Police In Bedford

Click here to view the first listening session, held on October 15, 2020


Updates as to the work of the committee and information about meetings open to the public will be posted here. If you have questions, please contact Town Board Member Ellen Calves at ecalves@bedfordny.gov.

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