New York City's Police Department is creating a "real time crime center" to provide immediate data on crime trends, says Michael Farrell, the department's deputy commissioner for strategic initiatives. "This will take us beyond CompStat," Farrell said, alluding to the city's system of holding district police commanders accountable in weekly internal meetings for crime trends in their areas. Farrell spoke yesterday in Washington, D.C., at the U.S. Justice Department's annual conference on criminal justice research and evaluation. Farrell spoke also about New York's Operation Impact, a program started in January 2003 to . . .
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