Cops will be able to see what crimes are trending in real time
November 03, 2015
Cops on patrol will soon begin using a more sophisticated version of the NYPD’s successful CompStat program that will give them up-to-the-minute crime statistics while they’re in the field, police brass said on Monday.
“It’s really pushing CompStat down to the beat cop,” said Commissioner Bill Bratton who, along with the late Jack Maple, then-deputy commissioner for crime-control strategies, implemented the revolutionary system about 20 years ago.
Jessica Tisch, deputy commissioner for information technology, said the new program — dubbed CompStat 2.0 — lets cops see a breakdown of crimes in different sectors of their precincts.
The program, created by the NYPD and Microsoft, will help cops see which crimes are trending to better focus their patrols.
The department plans to make it available to the rank-and-file in the next three months.
Until now, the data were contained in notebooks that were updated each week and made available to the NYPD’s brass.
The department also announced that all patrol cars will soon be equipped with GPS and that ShotSpotter, a system that detects and reports gunfire, is being expanded to seven more precincts.NY Post