Higher Education

Managing Police Operations: Implementing the NYPD Crime Control Model Using COMPSTAT, 1st Edition

  • Phyllis P. McDonald Johns Hopkins University (Formerly of National Institute of Justice and NYPD)
  • ISBN-10: 0534539912  |  ISBN-13: 9780534539917
  • 128 Pages
  • © 2002 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $111.00



This text is a descriptive presentation of how the largest and most influential police department in the nation, the NYPD, has significantly reduced crime over the last 10 years. As COMPSTAT is a critical tool in implementing the community policing model, this case study and methodology is of supreme importance to anyone interested in community policing and studying crime reduction.

Features and Benefits

  • Includes a foreword by William Bratton, former chief of police of the NYPD and instrumental proponent of COMPSTAT and community policing.
  • Includes contributions by Shelden Greenberg (Chapter 5), who also helped implement the COMPSTAT model.
  • Discusses the COMPSTAT program and how it databases information about past and potential criminals and how it organizes and shares information that helps police prevent and solve crimes.
  • Written in an accessible level, providing both analysis of why and how the system works as well as a "how-to" with numerous tips and techniques for those desiring to create and implement a community-policing model.
  • Concludes with three appendices discussing the stages of development and a summary of the different problem solving prevention strategies discussed during the bi-monthly crime analysis meeting.

Table of Contents

Foreword by William Bratton.
1. Historical Background of the NYC Crime Control Model.
2. What is COMPSTAT or the NYPD Crime Control Program?
3. Frequently Asked Questions About the Crime Control Model.
4. Implementing a Crime Control Program.
5. The NYC Crime Control Model and Community Policing, by Shelden Greenberg.
6. Strategy and Tactics Development in Law Enforcement.
7. The Long Term Significance of the NYPD Crime Control Model to Development of Law Enforcement.
8. The New Approach to Performance Management.
Appendix A: Stages of Development.
Appendix B: Data Format Sheets.
Appendix C: CAM Newsletter.