The Iraqi Police Service and COMPSTAT: Applying the NYPD Crime Control Model to Restore Public Order in Iraq
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES
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The purpose of this monograph is to determine the applicability of the New York Police Departments NYPD COMPSTAT crime control model to restoring order in Iraq. The Iraqi Police Service IPS performs similar police functions to those executed by the NYPD. Although different in scope and scale, the conditions in Iraq today are comparable to those that existed in pre-1994 New York City. The cycle of violence is the prevailing condition in Iraq and the central challenge to IPS efforts to restore order. Like the current MOE used by the IPS today, the NYPD concerned itself with procedural evaluations. Through the COMPSTAT process, the NYPD produced dramatic reductions in crime over a decade, achieving the FBI label as the United States safest big city. The identification of meaningful measures of effectiveness inherent in the iterative nature of the COMPSTAT process coupled with effective crime control strategies contributed to the reduction in crime. The goal of this research is to provide useable lessons from the success of the NYPDs COMPSTAT process to further the effectiveness of the IPS in its efforts to restore order in Iraq.
- Sociology and Law
- Unconventional Warfare