The Police Foundation’s mission is to support excellence in the NYPD by sponsoring innovation. There is no better example of how funding through the Foundation enhances the NYPD than the Real Time Crime Center (RTCC).
The RTCC is the cornerstone of a visionary plan to introduce advanced technology to combat crime and equip the NYPD with the tools to meet the challenges of modern policing.
The first of its kind in the country, the center features a data warehouse and search engine with the capacity to analyze billions of records and make real time information available to detectives in the field whenever a crime takes place.
Satellite imaging and mapping technology enable a real time picture of police resources throughout the city. The system provides the Department with the ability to: