The Community Patrol Officer Program A Pilot Program in Community Oriented Policing in the 72nd precinct: Progress Report


This is a 1984 interim report by Vera on the first five months of the NYPD's Community Patrol Officer Program. The NYPD ran a demonstration project in the 72nd precinct in Kings County in which nine patrol beats were established. Vera's research department conducted a careful evaluation of its operation, its effects on the community, and its efficacy addressing the major crime and quality-of-life problems in each beat. This progress report focuses on the manner in which the project was implemented, the degree to which officers assigned as CPOs adapted to their new duties, and the initial perception of the effort by community leaders and residents.


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People in Jail and Prison in Spring 2021

Vera Institute of Justice (Vera) researchers collected data on the number of people in local jails and state and federal prisons throughout 2020 and into spring 2021. Vera researchers estimated the incarcerated population using a sample of approximately 1,600 jail jurisdictions, 50 states, the Federal Bureau of Prisons, the U.S. Marshals Service (U ...

  • Jacob Kang-Brown, Chase Montagnet, Jasmine Heiss
June 07, 2021