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    DOI’s OIG-NYPD Third Annual Report discusses the Office’s investigations and recommendations made in 2016 and reviews recommendations issued previously that have not been fully realized by NYPD.

Addressing Inefficiencies in NYPD's Handling of Complaints: An Investigation of
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    DOI’s OIG-NYPD conducted an investigation into NYPD’s “Outside Guidelines” (OG) complaint process. OG complaints, which are less severe allegations of NYPD’s Patrol Guide, account for almost half of the complaints IAB registers each year.

Putting Training Into Practice
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    OIG-NYPD conducted an investigation into NYPD’s Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) initiative, which aims to de-escalate encounters between police officers and people in mental crisis. Though NYPD has developed an effective CIT training, it has yet to implement and operationalize a full-scale program within the Department.
An Investigation of NYPD's Compliance with Rules Governing Investigations of Pol
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    OIG-NYPD’s investigation found that NYPD, while able to articulate a valid basis for commencing investigations of political activity, was often non-compliant with a number of the rules governing the conduct of these investigations. More than half the time, NYPD continued investigations even after approval of the operation expired.
An Analysis of Quality-of-Life Enforcement and Felony Crime in NYC
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    Between 2010 and 2015, the New York City Police Department issued more than 1.8 million “quality-of-life” summonses. OIG-NYPD undertook to examine what, if any, data-driven evidence links quality-of-life enforcement to a reduction in felony crime. Click here to read the report.

Welcome to DOI's Office of the Inspector General for the NYPD


The Department of Investigation's (DOI) Office of the Inspector General for the NYPD (OIG-NYPD) is charged with investigating, reviewing, studying, auditing and making recommendations relating to the operations, policies, programs and practices of the New York City Police Department (NYPD). Click here for Local Law 70, which mandates the DOI Commissioner to establish oversight of the NYPD. DOI's OIG-NYPD is independent of the NYPD.

Its mission is to:

  • Enhance the effectiveness of the police department;
  • Increase public safety;
  • Protect civil liberties and civil rights; and
  • Increase the public's confidence in the police force, thus building stronger police-community relations.




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