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The Trumansburg Police Department is made up of 16 part-time officers and one full-time officer, led by Chief of Police, Joe Nelson.  The Trumansburg Police Department also employs part-time Police Clerk Amy Smith.

NY State Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative

In June of 2020, Governor Cuomo issued Executive Order 203 which required municipalities with police departments to perform a comprehensive review of police policies, practices and procedures, and develop a plan to improve the same.

The State issued official guidance in August, and the Village began its process in earnest in September. This process included in-person and virtual meetings with interested members of the community, local elected officials, representatives from the school district, and conversations with other area law enforcement agencies. In addition, Trustee and Police Commissioner Keith Hannon has continued the conversation with a listening group of meeting attendees.

The result of these efforts is the Trumansburg Police Reform Report, which can be viewed here:

TPD Reform Plan FINAL

TPD Reform Plan Resolution of Adoption

In addition, an introductory video on the process from one of the virtual meetings can be viewed here:

The State’s Resource Guide on Executive Order 203 can be viewed here:

EO 203 Police Reform Workbook.pdf


Joe Nelson, Chief of Police

5 Elm St.
Trumansburg, NY 14886

Office Phone (non-emergency): (607) 387-6513

Dial 911 for emergencies