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File #: Int 0784-2018    Version: Name: Requiring the NYPD to report on staffing levels for the special victims division.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Public Safety
On agenda: 4/11/2018
Enactment date: 12/1/2018 Law number: 2018/193
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the New York city police department to report on staffing levels for the special victims division
Sponsors: Deborah L. Rose, Helen K. Rosenthal, Donovan J. Richards, Ben Kallos, Brad S. Lander, Costa G. Constantinides, Vanessa L. Gibson, Robert F. Holden, Diana Ayala , Stephen T. Levin, I. Daneek Miller
Council Member Sponsors: 11
Summary: This bill would require the Police Department to report on staff allocation and caseloads within the special victims division and the factors utilized by the commissioner to determine staffing levels.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 784-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 784, 3. Int. No. 784, 4. Committee Report 4/9/18, 5. Hearing Testimony 4/9/18, 6. Hearing Transcript 4/9/18, 7. April 11, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 8. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 4-11-18, 9. Proposed Int. No. 784-A - 10/25/18, 10. Committee Report 10/29/18, 11. Hearing Transcript 10/29/18, 12. October 31, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 13. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 10-31-18, 14. Int. No. 784-A (FINAL), 15. Fiscal Impact Statement, 16. Legislative Documents - Letter to the Mayor, 17. Local Law 193, 18. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - October 31, 2018
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12/3/2018ADeborah L. Rose City Council Returned Unsigned by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/1/2018ADeborah L. Rose Administration City Charter Rule Adopted  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/31/2018ADeborah L. Rose City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/31/2018ADeborah L. Rose City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
10/29/2018*Deborah L. Rose Committee on Public Safety Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/29/2018*Deborah L. Rose Committee on Public Safety Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/29/2018*Deborah L. Rose Committee on Public Safety Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/29/2018ADeborah L. Rose Committee on Public Safety Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
4/11/2018*Deborah L. Rose City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/11/2018*Deborah L. Rose City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/9/2018*Deborah L. Rose Committee on Women and Gender Equity P-C Item Laid Over by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/9/2018*Deborah L. Rose Committee on Women and Gender Equity Hearing on P-C Item by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/9/2018*Deborah L. Rose Committee on Public Safety P-C Item Laid Over by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/9/2018*Deborah L. Rose Committee on Public Safety Hearing on P-C Item by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 784- A

 

By Council Members Rose, Rosenthal, Richards, Kallos, Lander, Constantinides, Gibson, Holden, Ayala, Levin and Miller

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the New York city police department to report on staffing levels for the special victims division

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Title 14 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 14-179 to read as follows:

§14-179 Special victims division staffing.  a. Definitions. For the purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

Case type. The term “case type” means the most serious offense committed, in the following types: a felony offense committed by an individual unknown to the victim, a felony offense committed by an individual known to the victim, a misdemeanor offense committed by an individual unknown to the victim, or a misdemeanor offense committed by an individual known to the victim.

Special victims division. The term “special victims division” means any division or other entity within the department that primarily investigates alleged violations of article 130 of the penal law.

Special victims investigator. The term “special victims investigator” means any member of the department whose primary duties include investigating sexual crimes and who regularly interacts with the victims of sexual crimes.

Unit. The term “unit” means any unit, squad, division or other means of allocating work within the special victims division.

b. Beginning January 31, 2019, and every January 31 thereafter, the commissioner shall prepare a report on staffing for the special victims division for the previous year. Such report shall be sent to the council, and posted on the department’s website and shall include the following information:

1. Factors that the department utilized in determining staffing for the special victims division.

2. The number of cases referred to the special victims division in total and disaggregated by case type and unit, and also disaggregated by borough and further disaggregated by unit and further disaggregated by case type.

3. The number of special victims investigators, in total and disaggregated by borough, unit, and rank including detective grade.

4. The average number of cases assigned to each special victims investigator, in total and disaggregated by case type, and disaggregated by borough and further disaggregated by unit and further disaggregated by case type.

c. Nothing in this section shall be construed to affect the authority or materially impede the ability of the department to determine the staffing for the special victims division or the factors or information utilized in such determination.

§2. This local law takes immediately.

 

JDK/D.A.

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