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The office of the Inspector General for the New York City Police Department (OIG-NYPD) is a unit of DOI that operates independently of the NYPD. Pursuant to DOI’s Charter powers, OIG-NYPD is charged with investigating corruption, fraud, waste and abuse in the NYPD. In 2013, the City Council – pursuant to Local Law 70 – expanded these duties to further require the OIG-NYPD to investigate, review, study, audit and make recommendations relating to the operations, policies, programs and practices of NYPD, with the goal of enhancing the effectiveness of NYPD, increasing public safety, protecting civil liberties and civil rights, and increasing the public’s confidence in the police force.

To carry out that mandate, the DOI Commissioner established OIG-NYPD, which consists of approximately 40 investigators, attorneys, policy analysts, data analysts, auditors, and support staff. THE DOI Commissioner has appointed an Inspector General to lead this team. OIG-NYPD conducts outreach to New York City's communities, performs sophisticated data analysis to identify patterns and trends with respect to policing, and manages on-the-ground investigations that gather facts for OIG-NYPD's reports and recommendations. NYPD is legally required to respond to OIG-NYPD’s recommendations within 90 days. NYPD’s responses are publicly available on this website.


Squad 10 (OIG-NYPD) Reports

November 21, 2017

Review of NYPD's Implementation of Patrol Guide Procedures Concerning Transgender and Gender Nonconforming People

July 28, 2017

When Undocumented Immigrants Are Crime Victims: An Assessment of NYPD's Handling of U Visa Certification Requests

New York City Police Department Response - October 26, 2017

March 31, 2017

3rd Annual Report March 2017

February 7, 2017

Addressing Inefficiencies in NYPD's Handling of Complaints: An Investigation of the "Outside Guidelines" Complaint Process

New York City Police Department Response - May 8, 2017

January 19, 2017

Putting Training into Practice: A Review of NYPD’s Approach to Handling Interactions with People in Mental Crisis

New York City Police Department Reponse - April 18, 2017

August 23, 2016

An Investigation of NYPD's Compliance with Rules Governing Investigations of Political Activity

New York City Police Department Response - August 23, 2016

June 22, 2016

Quality of Life Enforcement

New York City Police Department Response - September 7, 2016

April 1, 2016

2nd Annual Report - April 2016

October 1, 2015

Use-of-force De-escalation Tactics & Discipline

New York City Police Department Response - December 30, 2015

July 30, 2015

Body-worn cameras Pilot Program Assessment

New York City Police Department Response - October 21, 2015

April 04, 2015

Law Suits & Legal Claims

New York City Police Department Response - July 17, 2015

March 2015

Inaugural Annual Report - March 2015

January 2015

Observations on Accountability and Transparency in Ten NYPD Chokehold Cases

New York City Police Department Response