09/06/2011

Inside look at NYPD's $49M nerve center

The center for fighting crime recently moved to the second floor of 1 Police Plaza

By Joe Kemp
New York Daily News

NEW YORK — Walk into room 203 at police headquarters at any hour and you'll find several detectives hunched over work stations perched in front of a two-story-tall video monitor.

The screen displays diagrams and city maps as detectives in the Real Time Crime Center — the NYPD's high-tech crimefighting hub — comb through billions of records to help investigators track down violent criminals.

The Daily News was given a tour of the Police Department's so-called nerve center, which recently moved to the second floor of 1 Police Plaza after a face-lift.

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