NYPD announces new tech advancements to better track information

The NYPD announced Thursday new technological advancements that the department says will make tracking information easier within the department and for New Yorkers.

News 12 Staff

Sep 11, 2020, 12:10 AM

Updated 1,349 days ago

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The NYPD announced Thursday new technological advancements that the department says will make tracking information easier within the department and for New Yorkers.
The NYPD says the three interactive programs will be a game-changer for operations within the department, but will also make it easier for you to access information you may be looking for.
One of the big takeaways of the announcement is the rollout of an interactive dashboard tracking hate crime data in the city. The dashboard, now available online, breaks down reported hate crime information into many categories, including months, type of crime, targeted group, arrests and more.
A similar dashboard is also available tracking demographics of the police department and many categories are available, from race and ethnicity, to gender, years on the force and rank.
The department also announced that they're working on rolling out a new internal personnel management system that will allow them to move away from the traditional paper roll call.
Members of the department will be able to track how many officers are on duty in real time, their approximate location, and be able to allocate resources when things like crime or unplanned demonstrations occur.
The department says they're working on continuing to develop these interactive systems as a way to better understand data. They say the best part was that these innovations were done in-house, and didn't cost the department anything.
 


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