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Strategic Initiatives

Chief of Strategic Initiatives Isa M. Abbassi

Chief of Strategic Initiatives:
Isa M. Abbassi

The mission of the Strategic Initiatives Bureau, is to design and drive long term, enterprise-wide transformation by evaluating policies, programs, and resources to strive towards maximum organizational effectiveness.

The Chief of Strategic Initiatives serves as a primary advisor to the Police Commissioner regarding the Department’s short and long term strategic goals, and examines new technologies and innovative solutions to help the Department fulfill its primary mission of keeping New York City safe. The Strategic Initiatives Bureau oversees the following offices:

Office of Strategic Initiatives
Supports priority policy initiatives and assists in the direction, coordination, and control of the functions of offices assigned to Strategic Initiatives Bureau.

Office of Management Analysis and Planning (OMAP)
Primary evaluation and assessment arm of the New York City Police Department. OMAP monitors and maintains the Department's crime reporting system in relationship with the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services and the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program. Conducts in-depth analyses of crime data and disseminates crime statistics for internal and public consumption. Maintains the Department Manual (which includes the Patrol Guide). OMAP is comprised of:

  • Management Orders and Directives Section (MODS)
  • Analysis and Mapping Section (AMS)
  • Management Analysis Section (MAS)
  • Operations Research Section (ORS)

Office of Strategy and Innovation (OSI)
Conduct comprehensive horizon scanning research, that will help identify future department initiatives in emerging trends, solutions, and technologies. Ensure the project intake, management, design, and evaluation functions of the Department are coordinated. Propose and develop strategies and projects to achieve the Departments goals and objectives. Develop strategies to support the adoption of change is effectively integrated with-in the Department. Oversees the Offices of:

  • Office of Research and Evaluation (ORE)
  • Project Management Office (PMO)
    • Change Management Office (CMO)