NYPD Policy Questionnaire from MBBA

The NYPD wants your input on an important NYPD policy before it is finalized: their body camera policy.

The NYPD will equip 1,000 officers in 20 precincts with body-worn cameras.  In partnership with the Policing Project at NYU School of Law, the Department is seeking input into the policy that will govern the use of the cameras from the people who live, work or go to school in New York City through an online questionnaire.

The questionnaire may be completed in minutes and is mobile-friendly. The questionnaire may be found at  www.nypdbodycameras.org. There you will also find the Department’s proposed policy in full and in summary form. The questionnaire is designed to get feedback on the core policy issues the Department must address and it also provides an opportunity for the participant to provide narrative comments.

The site will remain open until July 31, 2016.  NYU will collect the responses and comments and provide a report to the NYPD for the Department’s consideration in drafting the final policy.

Please give your input, and please share this blog post with other members of your organization or community. 

Thanks to MBBA for sharing this important questionnaire with us.

USCIS Teleconference: Use of Interpreters in USCIS Interview

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites interested parties to participate in a stakeholder teleconference on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Eastern) to discuss the use of interpreters in USCIS domestic field office interviews.

During this engagement, USCIS will outline its current guidance related to the use of interpreters and discuss anticipated policy development regarding the use of interpreters at USCIS domestic field office interviews. The discussion will focus on who may be eligible to serve as an interpreter and we will seek stakeholder feedback on possible exceptions to this general policy.

To Participate in the Session

Please email the Public Engagement Division no later than Monday, December 10, 2012 at [email protected] and in the subject line of your email, reference “Interpreters.”

To Join the Session

On the day of the engagement, please use the information below to join the session by telephone.

Call-in Number: 800-779-9654

Passcode: Interpreters