Crime and Police Reform

It’s simple: We all need to feel safe on our streets, in our neighborhoods, in our homes- no matter what zip code you live in. Black Lives Matter. Kettling is unacceptable. If you break the rules, you get fired

Driving down crime and police reform are not in conflict with one another.

When we measure the right metrics, we can move from a warrior culture to a guardian mindset. When we enforce strict accountability, we can eliminate aggressive policing. When we address the primary socio-economic drivers of crime, we can make it easier for police to succeed.

But we need to get real about what it’s going to take to keep our communities safe and reform the NYPD. We need an experienced leader who is ready to work with the police union to get results. Kathryn is the only candidate that has the commitment and the experience to get it done. As the leader of a uniform agency with a 98% male force and law enforcement division, she was tough but fair–and fired Sanitation Workers that broke the rules.

Right now we are seeing many retirements in the upper ranks at NYPD. A new commissioner will have the opportunity to reshape the culture. Our incoming recruits will be more diverse. But we can’t afford another day without action or accountability. Kathryn’s plan will drive down crime and restore trust in the NYPD.

Kathryn’s plan to reform the NYPD.


Prevent and reduce crime and violence

Rebuild our police force with a guardian mindset

Enforce clear and consistent consequences

Reform our criminal justice system

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“We need to have public safety in order to have an economy that can grow. I grew up in the 70s and 80s. You didn’t take the subway after eight o’clock at night, because it was too dangerous. We can’t go back to those days. Holding the Police Commissioner accountable for creating the culture is imperative, and as the next mayor, that is what I’ll do.”


“You’re not supposed to be on your phone when you’re on patrol. They used to write you up for that. They don’t write you up for those sorts of infractions anymore. The fact that they didn’t wear masks all summer — that’s a management problem.”


“I understand uniform employees and how you manage a paramilitary organization. You have to have really clear, crisp rules. And you have to hold people accountable, otherwise you lose control of the department… the sergeants and lieutenants are absolutely critical to culture change. [we need to] make sure they are trained in implicit bias and management. And then promote people into the Chief roles who are making connections with communities and driving down crime.”

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