NYPD commissioner: Less quotas, more impact

New York City’s police commissioner has outlined a new approach to crimefighting that takes attention off the quantity of arrests


By Mark Morales and Thomas Tracy
NY Daily News

NEW YORK — New York City’s police commissioner has outlined a new approach to crimefighting that takes attention off the quantity of arrests and leaves city cops far less open to charges of quota-based policing.

“I want to focus on the quality of police actions, with less emphasis on our numbers and more emphasis on our actual impact,” Commissioner Bill Bratton says in a six-minute video released Monday.

The video, called “Cops Count, Police Matter,” was posted on the website of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association — marking the first time in a dozen years that the union has publicized a message from the police commissioner. 

Full StoryNYPD commissioner Bill Bratton bags bust quotas in favor of ‘actual impact’

Recommended Investigations

Join the discussion

PoliceOne comments can only be accessed by verified law enforcement professionals.
Please sign in or register to view or write your own comments below.