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Inspector General for the NYPD

The Inspector General (IG) for the New York City Police Department operates independently of the NYPD as a unit of the Department of Investigation (Squad 10). Pursuant to DOI’s Charter powers, the IG 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 IG 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 the IG for the 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. The IG's office 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 IG reports and recommendations. NYPD is legally required to respond to IG's recommendations within 90 days. NYPD’s responses are publicly available on this website.

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IG-NYPD Reports


April 30, 2018

Ongoing Examination of Litigation Data Involving NYPD

New York City Police Department Response - August 7, 2018


March 30, 2018

DOI Issues Fourth Annual Report on Investigations by its Inspector General for the New York City Police Department


March 27, 2018

An Investigation of NYPD's Special Victims Division-Adult Sex Crimes

New York City Police Department Response - June 26, 2018


February 6, 2018

An Investigation of NYPD’s New Force Reporting System

New York City Police Department Response - May 4, 2018



November 21, 2017

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

New York City Police Department Response - February 9, 2018


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

Third Annual Report


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

An Analysis of Quality-of-Life Summonses, Quality-of-Life Misdemeanor Arrests, and Felony Crime in New York City, 2010-2015

New York City Police Department Response - September 7, 2016


April 1, 2016

Second Annual Report


October 1, 2015

Police Use of Force in New York City: Findings and Recommendationson NYPD's Policies and Practices

New York City Police Department Response - December 30, 2015


July 30, 2015

Body-Worn Cameras in NYC: Assessment of NYPD's Pilot Program and Recommendations to Promote Accountability

New York City Police Department Response - October 21, 2015


April 04, 2015

Using Data from Lawsuits and Legal Claims Involving NYPD to Improve Policing

New York City Police Department Response - July 17, 2015


March 2015

First Annual Report


January 2015

Observations on Accountability and Transparency in Ten NYPD Chokehold Cases

New York City Police Department Response