The COMPSTAT paradigm: management accountability in policing, business, and the public sector. Responsibility: by Vincent E. Henry ; foreword by William J. The rapid adaptation of Compstat indicates that it is an emerging police organizational management paradigm. The purpose of this paper is to analyze this. Compstat: an analysis of an emerging police managerial paradigm. Author(s). William F. Walsh (Southern Police Institute, Department of Justice Administration, .

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Bratton was later appointed police commissioner by Rudolph Giulianiand he brought Maple’s Charts of the Future with him. These weekly reports help executives scrutinize commanders’ performance on a variety of important management variables.

The year after CompStat was adopted,murders dropped to 1, The program also ensures that precinct commanders remain aware of comptat and quality of life conditions within their areas of responsibility.

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As an illustration, before a department begins using CompStat it might list assaults as aggravated and as simple assault. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Archived from the original on August 11, The data is presented on a week-to-date, prior 28 days and year-to-date basis, with comparisons to previous years’ activity.

The process permits personnel at all levels to monitor and assess the effectiveness of their efforts and re-direct those efforts when necessary. Among the Command and Control Center’s high-tech capabilities is its computerized “pin mapping” which displays crime, arrest and quality of life data in a host of visual formats including comparative charts, graphs and tables.

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The issue was further publicized in when NYPD officer Adrian Schoolcraft released recordings of his superiors urging him to manipulate data. As explained in the Broken windows theoryaggressive enforcement of all statutes has been shown to restore a sense of order.

With the report, department leadership can easily make comparisons between commands. Views Read Edit View history. This section needs additional citations for verification.


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TrafficStat tracks motor vehicle, bicyclist, and pedestrian crashes. During their presentation, paradgim of the executive staff frequently ask commanders probing questions about crime and arrest activity as well as about specific cases and initiatives they have undertaken to reduce crime and enforce quality of life offenses.

As noted above, the weekly COMPSTAT meetings are but one facet of the department’s comprehensive system by which is monitored and used to evaluate the department’s performance. All profiles furnish information about the unit commander’s appointment date and years in rank, the education and specialized training he or she has received, his or her most recent performance evaluation rating, and the units he or she previously commanded.

Community demographics and information on the unit’s personnel is also included. Commercial entities began producing turnkey packages including computer systems, software, mobile devices, and other implements assembled under the heading of CompStat.

By arresting or issuing summonses to people who engage in minor violations and quality of life offenses — such as public drinking and public urination, panhandlingloud radios, prostitution and disorderly conduct — ensures that comptat behaviors are deterred.

The Los Angeles Police Department. December Learn how and when to remove this template message. The report captures crime complaints and arrest activity at the precinct, patrol borough and citywide levels, presenting a summary of these and other important performance indicators.

This report and the parwdigm report issued four months into the fiscal year provide detailed comparative data on the performance of every mayoral agency within city government. In other cases, police departments can either create their own XML feed or use a third party to display data on a map.

The COMPSTAT Paradigm: Management Accountability in Policing, Business and the Public Dector

No fines, no jobs”. In addition, the police commissioner meets with New York City’s mayor on a weekly basis to brief them on the department’s activities and performance. To this end, Compstat includes four generally recognized components: Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Commanders are expected to demonstrate a detailed knowledge of the crime and quality of life problems existing within their commands and to develop innovative and flexible tactics to address them.


The commander profile also acts as a motivational tool; profile subjects comstat familiar with the criteria used to evaluate them—and their peers—enabling report subjects to monitor and compare their own success in meeting performance objectives with others’ achievements. By meeting frequently and discussing the department’s ten crime and quality of life strategies, the initiatives are fully implemented throughout the agency. This configuration of participants fosters a team approach to problem paradim, and ensures that crime and quality of life problems identified at the meeting can be immediately discussed and quickly addressed through the development and implementation of creative and comprehensive solutions.

The CompStat program involves weekly crime control strategy meetings.

Retrieved February 18, The New York Times. Bythere were murders—the lowest number since Precinct and other operational unit commanders use this forum to communicate with the agency’s top executives compsfat other commanders, sharing the problems they face and successful crime reduction tactics.

In some cases, police departments have started offering information to the public through their own websites. Archived copy as title Articles lacking in-text citations from December All articles lacking in-text citations All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from June Articles needing additional references from August All articles needing additional references Articles with unsourced statements from December Wikipedia external links cleanup from June Wikipedia spam cleanup from June Archived from the original on March 10, Please help improve this article by adding citations paradigmm reliable sources.

Comparative charts, tables and graphs can also be projected simultaneously.