Statement on the bail reform changes in the 2022 Budget Bill

“The New York State Association of Chiefs of Police is pleased to see changes to criminal justice reform legislation were included in the 2022 budget bill. While these were not the amendments we had hoped for, we’re glad the legislature acknowledged the need for action. We know that no piece of legislation is ever final, and we’re looking forward to continuing conversation with our legislators so the voice of public safety professionals can help guide the legislators to policy that will make our communities more safe.”