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File #: Int 1462-2019    Version: * Name: Requiring reports on police department response times to minor traffic crashes.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Public Safety
On agenda: 2/28/2019
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring reports on police department response times to minor traffic crashes
Sponsors: Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Robert F. Holden
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Summary: This bill would require the New York Police Department (NYPD) to post on its website and file on a monthly basis with the Mayor and the Speaker of the City Council, a report regarding response times to minor or non-critical vehicular crashes, the amount of time between the 911 call, dispatch, and response, whether pedestrians were involved and whether any injuries were sustained. The reported information would be disaggregated by precinct, borough and zip code. The NYPD would also be required to submit to the Mayor and the Speaker of the City Council recommendations on how to reduce response times to such crashes.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1462, 2. Int. No. 1462, 3. February 28, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files

Int. No. 1462

 

By Council Members Salamanca and Holden

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring reports on police department response times to minor traffic crashes

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Section 14-153 of the administrative code of the city of New York, is amended by adding a new subdivision e to read as follows:

e. 1. Definitions. For the purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

Dispatch time. The term “dispatch time" means the interval of time between the time the information received by the 911 telephone operator is entered into the 911 emergency assistance system and the assignment of a police unit to the scene of the incident.

Non-critical vehicular crash. The term “non-critical vehicular crash” means a traffic crash where no injuries were sustained or any injury would not be deemed critical by emergency service personnel responding to such incident.

Response time. The term "response time" means the sum of dispatch time and travel time.

Travel time. The term "travel time" means the interval of time between the assignment of a police unit and the arrival of the first police unit at the scene of the non-critical vehicular crash.

2. No later than June 1, 2019, and every month thereafter, the department shall complete a study of response times to non-critical vehicular crashes, including, but not limited to, those involving pedestrians, and shall file with the mayor and the speaker of the council, and post on the department’s website, a report disclosing the following:

(a) The amount of time between the 911 call, dispatch time, and response time;

(b) Whether any pedestrians were involved in the non-critical vehicular crash; and

(c) Whether any injuries were sustained due to the non-critical vehicular crash.

3. All the information reported pursuant to this subdivision shall be disaggregated by police precinct, borough and zip code.

4. No later than December 1, 2019, and every December 1 thereafter, the police commissioner shall submit to the mayor and the council recommendations to reduce department response times to non-critical vehicular crashes.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

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02/08/19 5:22 PM