2003-01-11 / Front Page

New York’s Finest!

101 Precinct Leads City In Crime Reduction
By Gary G. Toms

New York's Finest!
101 Precinct Leads City In Crime Reduction...Again
By Gary G. Toms

Well, Deputy Inspector Kenneth Lindahl and his "Big Blue Crew" have done it again. For the second consecutive year, the 101 Precinct has soared to the number one spot for crime reduction throughout the city, as determined by COMPSTAT. The Far Rockaway precinct had the largest decrease, with nearly 26 percent in the city this year. The data indicated that there was a noticeable drop in assaults (40 percent), robberies (32 percent), and burglaries (26 percent).

COMPSTAT, a crime analysis and police management process developed by the New York City Police Department by Police Commissioner William Bratton and the late Senior Aide Jack Maple. COMPSTAT was later developed in Philadelphia by New York City transplant John Timoney, who was New York's former First Deputy Commissioner, and in New Orleans by Maple himself.

The essence of the COMPSTAT process can be summarized briefly as follows: Collect, analyze and map crime data and other essential police performance measures on a regular basis and hold police managers accountable for their performance as measured by these data.

In a statement submitted to The Wave earlier in the week, Deputy Inspector Lindahl praised his officers for their role in reducing crime.

"I am extremely proud of the officers of the 101 Precinct," stated the Inspector.

"They have displayed an enormous amount of commitment in reducing crime and improving the quality of life in Far Rockaway."

Lindahl also praised members of the community for their role in crime reduction.

"Much of the successes we've accomplished are due to the partnership that exists with members of the Far Rockaway community, and I am very grateful for their assistance. I look forward to cultivating this relationship."

Lindahl informed The Wave that in addition to topping the crime reduction list, the 101 Precinct was recently awarded the coveted "Unit Citation" by Police Commissioner Ray Kelly.

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