The NYPD captains’ union has named for the finish of CompStat — a policy pushing officers’ “productivity” that runs a “wedge between law enforcement and the communities.”
“I consider COMPSTAT to be the primary driving force that is undermining police/neighborhood relations in New York City,” the Captains Endowment Association president, Chris Monahan, wrote in a letter Tuesday evening.
“When members of the NYPD are pressured from the prime to exhibit ‘productivity,’ they turn out to be included in street encounters that they normally may well not have occurred, therefore driving a wedge in between police and the communities we provide,” Monahan wrote in the letter to Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner Dermot Shea.
The NYPD’s CompStat, which is brief for evaluate statistics, started off in 1994 and is a crucial part of previous Law enforcement Commissioner Bill Bratton’s legacy.
The numbers-pushed technique to preventing criminal offense puts supervisors on the spot prior to the department top rated brass, other executives and at times “VIP visitors” — such as the mayor’s wife and son.
“The actuality is … COMPSTAT puts tension on precinct and division commanders to go into minority neighborhoods for focused enforcement (precision policing) by way of arrests and summonses. This inherently creates rigidity amongst black and brown communities and the police for the reason that their subordinate officers are envisioned to create action,” Monahan wrote.
The union head — which represents the ranks of captain, deputy inspectors, inspectors, deputy chief and surgeon — claims it’s unfair to continue on the “culture of humiliating precinct commanders” as the NYPD moves absent from “aggressive” policing ways, such as the disbanding of the anti-crime unit.
“Now that this after productive instrument has been taken absent, our precinct commanders should not be ‘called on the carpet’ in COMPSTAT to address the inevitable spikes in crime, some of which are by now taking place.”
Monahan’s letter asks for a conference with Shea to explore the ending of the program.
Neither the mayor’s office environment nor NYPD quickly responded for comment.