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Welcome to the New York City Police Department’s Policy Review webpage. There are no policies currently open for public comment.


Policies previously open for public comment


POST Act

The Public Oversight of Surveillance Technology (POST) Act requires the NYPD to publish impact and use policies for the surveillance technologies used by the Department. The NYPD is committed to increasing transparency related to the use of surveillance technology within the bounds of responsive, efficient, and effective policing. The impact and use policies developed by the Department work to find a fair balance between the benefits provided through the use of technology and protecting individual privacy.

Beginning, January 11, 2020, draft surveillance technology impact and use policies were posted on the Department’s website. Members of the public were invited to review the impact and use policies and provide feedback on their contents. The impact and use policies provide details of: 1) the capabilities of the Department’s surveillance technologies, 2) the rules regulating the use of the technologies, 3) protections against unauthorized access of the technologies or related data, 4) surveillance technologies data retention policies, 5) public access to surveillance technologies data, 6) external entity access to surveillance technologies data, 7) Department trainings in the use of surveillance technologies, 8) internal audit and oversight mechanisms of surveillance technologies, 9) health and safety reporting on the surveillance technologies, and 10) potential disparate impacts of the impact and use policies for surveillance technologies.

The impact and use policies were available for public comment for forty-five (45) calendar days, ending on February 25, 2021. Feedback is now being collected, and recommendations for revising the draft policies are being considered prior to finalization. The final impact and use policies will be published publically after an additional forty-five (45) calendar day period.

For new technologies, the Department will propose a draft impact and use policy on this website at least 90 days prior to such use. The Department will also provide addendums to impact and use policies where enhancements are acquired for a specific technology or the technology is used in a manner not previously disclosed.

Finalized policies for existing surveillance technology will be published publically on this website by April 11, 2021. The Department encourages the public to review these policies once shared.

POLICYSurveillance TechnologyCOMMENTDeadline
Post Act Audio-Only Recording Devices, Covert The comment submission period has ended. February 25, 2021
Post Act Audio-Only Recording Devices, Overt The comment submission period has ended. February 25, 2021
Post Act Audiovisual Recording Devices, Covert The comment submission period has ended. February 25, 2021
Post Act Audiovisual Recording Devices, Overt The comment submission period has ended. February 25, 2021
Post Act Body-Worn Cameras The comment submission period has ended. February 25, 2021
Post Act Communication Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA) Collection System The comment submission period has ended. February 25, 2021
Post Act Case Management Systems The comment submission period has ended. February 25, 2021
Post Act Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) Systems The comment submission period has ended. February 25, 2021
Post Act Cell-Site Simulators The comment submission period has ended. February 25, 2021
Post Act Criminal Group Database The comment submission period has ended. February 25, 2021
Post Act Cryptocurrency Analysis Tools The comment submission period has ended. February 25, 2021
Post Act Domain Awareness System (DAS) The comment submission period has ended. February 25, 2021
Post Act Data Analysis Tools The comment submission period has ended. February 25, 2021
Post Act Digital Cameras The comment submission period has ended. February 25, 2021
Post Act Digital Fingerprint Scanning Devices The comment submission period has ended. February 25, 2021
Post Act Digital Forensic Access Tools The comment submission period has ended. February 25, 2021
Post Act Drone Detection Systems The comment submission period has ended. February 25, 2021
Post Act Electronic Record Management Systems The comment submission period has ended. February 25, 2021
Post Act Facial Recognition The comment submission period has ended. February 25, 2021
Post Act Global Positioning System (GPS) Tracking Devices The comment submission period has ended. February 25, 2021
Post Act Internet Attribution Management Infrastructure The comment submission period has ended. February 25, 2021
Post Act Iris Recognition The comment submission period has ended. February 25, 2021
Post Act License Plate Readers (LPR) The comment submission period has ended. February 25, 2021
Post Act Manned Aircraft Systems The comment submission period has ended. February 25, 2021
Post Act Mobile X-Ray Technology The comment submission period has ended. February 25, 2021
Post Act Media Aggregation Services The comment submission period has ended. February 25, 2021
Post Act Portable Electronic Devices (PEDs) The comment submission period has ended. February 25, 2021
Post Act ShotSpotter The comment submission period has ended. February 25, 2021
Post Act Social Network Analysis Tools The comment submission period has ended. February 25, 2021
Post Act Situational Awareness Cameras The comment submission period has ended. February 25, 2021
Post Act Thermographic Cameras The comment submission period has ended. February 25, 2021
Post Act Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) The comment submission period has ended. February 25, 2021
Post Act Vehicle-Mounted Cameras The comment submission period has ended. February 25, 2021
Post Act Video-Only Recording Devices, Covert The comment submission period has ended. February 25, 2021
Post Act Video-Only Recording Devices, Overt The comment submission period has ended. February 25, 2021
Post Act WiFi Geolocation Devices The comment submission period has ended. February 25, 2021

 


 

POLICY SUMMARY COMMENT SUBMISSION LINK DEADLINE RESPONSE TO COMMENTS FINAL POLICY

Discipline
Matrix

This discipline matrix provides an overview of the goals of internal discipline, defines the presumptive penalties for specific acts of substantiated misconduct by officers and outlines potential aggravating and mitigating factors that may be considered when assessing a disciplinary penalty.

The comment submission period has ended

09/30/2020

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