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File #: Int 0903-2012    Version: * Name: Requiring the PD to post certain precinct-related information on the department’s website.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed
Committee: Committee on Public Safety
On agenda: 7/25/2012
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the police department to post certain precinct-related information on the department’s website.
Sponsors: Stephen T. Levin, Brad S. Lander, James Vacca, Leroy G. Comrie, Jr., Daniel Dromm , Lewis A. Fidler, Peter A. Koo, G. Oliver Koppell, Melissa Mark-Viverito, Deborah L. Rose, Jumaane D. Williams, Jessica S. Lappin, Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Maria Del Carmen Arroyo, Daniel R. Garodnick, Julissa Ferreras-Copeland, Gale A. Brewer, Ruben Wills, Charles Barron, James G. Van Bramer, Robert Jackson, Daniel J. Halloran III
Council Member Sponsors: 22
Int. No. 903
By Council Members Levin, Lander, Vacca, Comrie, Dromm, Fidler, Koo, Koppell, Mark-Viverito, Rose, Williams, Lappin, Rodriguez, Arroyo, Garodnick, Ferreras, Brewer, Wills, Barron, Van Bramer, Jackson and Halloran
 
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the police department to post certain precinct-related information on the department's website.
 
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1.  The administrative code of the City of New York is amended to add a new section 14-154 as follows:
 
§14-154. Precinct-related information online. The department shall create and maintain individual webpages for each police precinct and make each easily accessible via the department's main webpage.  On each precinct webpage the department shall clearly and conspicuously post information for each precinct, including but not limited to:
a. the precinct's address, boundaries, and a general contact telephone number for the front desk of the precinct, including a telephone number that accommodates those who are hearing impaired;
b. contact information, including name, telephone numbers, and email addresses if available and practicable, for the commanding officer of the precinct and his or her deputies;
c. contact information, including name, telephone numbers, and email addresses if available and practicable, for those in charge of the following areas at each precinct:
i. community affairs and community policing;
ii. traffic or transportation issues;
iii. crime prevention;
iv. domestic violence issues;
v. youth issues;
vi. auxiliary force;
vii. detective squad;
viii. gang violence issues;
ix. graffiti and other quality of life issues;
x. drug and other vice enforcement issues;
xi. property office; and
xii. records office.  
This list shall include information about the work handled by each contact listed along with an explanation of when this person should be contacted for assistance;   
d. precinct community council information, including, but not limited to, the community council president's name and contact information, dates, times, and locations for community council meetings, and a link to the community council's webpage if available;
e. a link to weekly compstat crime statistic information for the precinct along with a link to the mayor's office of operations' my neighborhood statistics webpage, or any successor webpage that serves substantially the same purpose;
f. the precinct's traffic safety plans along with a link to the city's online street closure mapping system;
g. a link to the state's sex offender registry with explanatory information; and
h. information regarding the days and times that copies of motor vehicle accident reports are available for pickup and the documentation necessary to obtain them.
§2. This local law shall become effective 30 days after its enactment into law.
 
CJG
LS 3418
7/23/2012