New York City Police Department

Safe Streets, Safe City Program (Follow-Up Review)

The New York City Safe Streets, Safe City Program, which began in 1991, is intended to reduce crime by adding police officers to City streets. In our prior audit report A-1-94, we examined the New York City Police Department's hiring and deployment practices as they related to the Program. We found that improvements were needed if the Department was to meet the Program's objective of redeploying police officers performing administrative duties by replacing such officers with civilians. In our follow-up review, we found that little progress has been made in implementing our prior audit recommendations, and the number of civilians employed by the Department has declined.

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