June 09, 2023

James Montagnino Commissioner of Public Safety Saratoga Springs

In conversation with James Montagnino, Commissioner Of Public Safety Saratoga Springs running for reelection. We discuss topics such as addressing concerns about the homeless population and the expected funding for the temporary low-barrier shelter due to open in the next few days.
The decision to not heavily police the Woodlawn Parking Garage because the unhoused individuals who currently live there have nowhere else to go now that some previous encampment sites are being developed.
We learn that the role of Police Chief in Saratoga Springs is a promotional civil service position.
Montagnino discusses his 37-page report regarding the Darryl Mount case.
Psychological exams and possible changes to the police hiring process.
A proposal for an ordinance that has grown out of the 11/20/2022 shootout on Broadway and lastly, Montagnino talks about his campaign finances and accomplishments.
All candidates running for Commissioner of Public Safety have been contacted.
By Alisha Washington for Hudson Mohawk Radio Network.

(Side note: during the 1st few minutes of audio some words sound spotty because of a wifi issue that is later corrected. I have sent my apologies to Jim.)

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