Mount Vernon Police study complete


MOUNT VERNON – The City of Mount Vernon’s police reform plan has been completed by the appointed commission. It contains 43 recommendations.

It is open for public comment until Sunday, March 21.

You can review the report at

The Mount Vernon Police Reform Commission will be hosting three listening sessions on the report over the next week. The meetings will be Monday (15th) from 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Tuesday (16th) from 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. and Wednesday (17th) from 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. They will take place on and

On Sunday, March 14, Mayor Patterson-Howard will have the four co-chairs of the MVPRC on “Sundays with Shawyn” to discuss the report, you can watch this broadcast starting at 8 p.m.

“I want to applaud the hard work done by the commission to produce a report that helps us reform the Mount Vernon Police Department. These reforms are important to bridging the gap between community and the police department. We have great officers who do tremendous work in protecting the community and I think we have begun changing the culture,” said Patterson-Howard. “I am proud of the reform work we have started since January 2020, instituting new reforms and trainings, but I realize that have a long way to go and that we can be better. I urge residents to look through this draft report and provide their own voice to work being done.”