Police Reform Committee


On June 12, 2020 NYS Governor, Andrew Cuomo, signed an Executive Order requiring each local government in the State to adopt a policing reform plan by April 1, 2021.  This page will allow for communication between the Committee and the Residents.

The City of Tonawanda Police Reform Committee is made up of:

Chief Strassburg - Police Representative
Jackie Smilinich - Non-Profit Representative/Committee Chair
Phil Shields - Community
Lindsay Brauer Dzielski - Community
Jen Baker - Community
Foster Baker - Community
Pastor Sam Ciffa - Faith Based Representative
Arthur Pressman - Criminal Defense Attorney
Sean Rautenstrauch - Local Official (3rd Ward Alderman)
James Mansour - Assistant District Attorney
Chuck Gilbert - Mayors Office Representative

This Committee will be looking for the insight, ideas, experiences, concerns and solutions for the use of sub-committees and public (virtual) forums and surveys.

Any questions please contact the Committee at COTPRC20@gmail.com or call the Mayor's Office at 
 716-695-8645