NYPD Base Case

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Headquarters: One Police Plaza, New York, NY 10038

Phone: (646) 610-5000

Business: The NYPD patrols the five boroughs of New York City. It is the nation's largest police force, with 40,000 sworn members

Top Technology Executive: Deputy Chief John Gilmartin, commanding officer of the Office of Technology and Systems Development

Financials: $3.8 billion (FY 2002 budget)

Challenge: Overhaul the department's computer and communications systems to improve information collection, analysis and dissemination. Increase collaboration inside the department and with other law enforcement agencies in order to reduce crime and prevent terrorist attacks

Baseline Goals:

  • Consistently reduce the incidence of major crimes in the city, which declined 60% between 1994 and 2001

  • Prevent terrorist activity, which killed almost 3,000 citizens and emergency personnel, and destroyed the twin towers of the World Trade Center in 2001

  • Improve data analysis and information sharing, by boosting expenditure on computers and communications to $92 million in fiscal 2002, from $9 million in 2001

  • Outfit all 4,300 patrol vehicles with laptops for computer-aided dispatch and real-time data collection

  • Develop project management skills

    This article was originally published on 2002-09-10
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