THE POLICE COMMISSIONER CITY OF MEW YORK September 27, 2001 Memorandum
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THE POLICE COMMISSIONER CITY OF MEW YORK
September 27, 2001 Memorandum to: From: Subject: Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani Police Commissioner Bernard B. Kerik WEEKLY REPORT
The following report represents information on major events of the past week, major events of the coming week, and fiture issues requiring your attention. Major Events Related to the World Trade Center Incident On Tuesday, September 11, at approximately 8:48 a.m., and again at 9:03 a.m., two hijacked, passenger-occupied Boeing 767 airliners, piloted by as yet unidentified terrorists, were intentionally flown into the North and South Towers, of the World Trade Center. Structural damage from the initial plane strikes, coupled with subsequent fires fed by jet fuel from the ruptured fuel tanks, resulted in the complete structural failure of both 110-story, 1,350 foot high buildings. The South Tower, 2 World.Trade Center, collapsed without warning at approximately 10:00 a.m., while the North Tower, 1 World Trade Center, collapsed at 10:28 a.m. Combined, the two structures provided 9.5 million square feet of office space for more than 1,000 companies and organizations with approximately 50,000 "employees. With, its support weakened by the blast and flying debris, 7 World Trade Center collapsed at approximately 5:20 p.m. The commercial flights that struck the World Trade Center originated from Logan Airport, Boston, with destinations of Los Angeles. They were: American Airlines, Flight 11, carrying 81 passengers, 9 attendants and 2 pilots, and United Airlines Flight 175, carrying 56 passengers and a crew of nine. The terrorist strikes in New York resulted in, as yet undetermined, but what will surely prove to be, a massive loss of civilian lives. First responding emergency workers also experienced significant losses. Emergency response was immediate and massive. The NYPD was placed on Condition Omega; existing duty charts were suspended with uniformed personnel performing 12 hour tours of duty with regular days off suspended. The NYPD Command and Control Center was operational by 9:45 a.m. Lower Manhattan, south of 14th Street from the Hudson to the East River, was frozen and accessible to emergency personnel only. Commercial enterprise was suspended with employees evacuated and sent home.
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In anticipation of the need to provide emergency medical attention to those injured, local hospitals including St. Vincent's, Cabrini, Beekman Downtown and Bellevue mobilized their medical personnel for triage and treatment in accordance with established and practiced emergency plans. Preliminary, and continually changing data effective 1:00 p.m. today, September 27, is as follows: positive identification has been made on 155 bodies and 83 body parts (total of 238); an additional 67 recovered bodies remain unidentified, bringing the total known death toll to 305. In addition there are 4,007 unidentified pieces of human remains and 8,786 individuals reporting injuries of varying severity, including 1,182 members of the NYPD. These reports of injury are subject to future reconciliation of medical records. Confirmed fatalities of Fire Department personnel is 43, most notable among them: First Deputy Commissioner William Feehan, Chief of Department Peter Ganci, Chief of Special Operations Ray Downey, and Fire Department Chaplain Reverend Mychal Judge. (The Funeral Mass for First Deputy Commissioner Feehan took place 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 15, at St. Mel's Church, located at 26th Avenue and 154th Street, Flushing; that for Chief of Department Ganci at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 15, at St. Killian's Church, 485 Conklin Street, Farmingdale; and for Father Judge, at 10:30 a.m., Saturday. September 15, at St. Francis of Assisi Church, West 31st Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues.) Missing members of the NYPD number 23, representing 14 commands; members of the NYPD injured since the date of the initial attack, and subsequently while performing duties directly relating to the event, total 1,182. As of today, 441 of the 1,182 injured officers have reported sick and 1 remains hospitalized. Confirmed fatalities of Port Authority Police Department personnel is 5. Known fatalities of personnel from other agencies are: civilian Emergency Medical Technicians, 2, and NJFD, 1. To facilitate the process of gathering information on missing persons while also providing support for the families, the Lexington Avenue Armory at East 25th Street was initially utilized. JThis operation was relocated to the newly renovated Family Assistance Center located~at Pier 94 shortly afterward. As of 1:00 p.m. today, 5,960 people have been reported missing to the NYPD (subject to future reconciliation of records.) The NYPD is utilizing DNA samples to help in the identification process and, as of 3:30 p.m. today, a total of 7,728 samples were received (2,679 swabs and 5,049 personal items.) The NYPD is also working with Consulates and Missions of 39 foreign countries to gather further information. Beginning yesterday, September 26, qualifying next of kin were allowed to file for death certificates for those reported missing. Following a protocol approved by the Corporation Counsel, spouses, parents, siblings and registered domestic partners providing qualifying forms of identification will be accommodated at the Family Assistance Center at Pier 94. As of 3:30 p.m. today, 580 families filed applications for death certificates. In addition to the two commercial airliners deliberately flown into the World Trade Center, two other airliners were hijacked by other members of a yet unidentified terrorist cell, one crashing into the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and the other into a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Because of the methodology employed and the apparent coordination used in carrying out the terrorist attacks, the Federal Aviation Authority suspended, grounded, and diverted all commercial and private flights across the United States effective 9:30 a.m. on September 11. As a result, the New York City's area airports were shut down to both arriving and departing aircraft. All local airports resumed flight operations on Thursday, September 13, between 10:58 a.m. and 11:24 a.m. With the exception of emergency vehicles, the Brooklyn Battery and Lincoln Tunnels, and all bridges to Manhattan were closed to non-emergency traffic as an intricate system of restricted access lanes on major thoroughfares and highway escorts was quickly put into place to expedite the arrival of emergency vehicles, equipment, and personnel. Because of known suspected or potential structural damage to other buildings, most mass transit service was suspended south of 14th Street at 9:03 a.m. on September 11. This precaution proved prudent when on Tuesday, September 12, 1 Liberty Plaza experienced a partial collapse In addition to the total destruction of 1 and 2 World Trade Center, and the partial collapse'of 1 Liberty Plaza, buildings 3, 5 and 7 World Trade Center were also destroyed. Subway lines 1,2,4,5 and 6 lines were significantly impacted while A,B,D,F,G,L,Q, and W were least effected. With the exception of transporting emergency personnel and equipment normal ferry service to and from Staten Island was halted immediately following the terrorist incident. Passenger ferry service resumed from both St. George, Staten Island and 58th Street and 1st Avenue, Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, at 6:00 a.m. on Monday September 17. On Thursday, September 20, at 6:00 a.m., two lanes of Manhattan-bound traffic were reopened on the Brooklyn Bridge. Vehicles utilizing the Brooklyn Bridge were afforded access from the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway only, and had to exit onto the northbound FDR Drive. This marked the first reopening of the bridge for Manhattan-bound traffic following the September 11 attack. The explosions, above and below ground fires, and building collapses also resulted in substantial collateral damage and either complete cessation of, or substantial interruption of telephone and other telecommunications systems, and delivery of electrical and other utility services to lower Manhattan. Five major electrical grids (the Fulton, Cortland, Park Place Buttery Park North, and Battery Park South networks) were destroyed and approximately 13,000 Con Edison customers below Canal Street lost electrical power. Officials from Con Edison estimate approximately twenty miles of electric feeder cables were destroyed and must be replaced. To address repair work, Con Edison assigned approximately 1 900 employees to the affected areas, and to prevent circuitry overload, Con Edison phased in service to small customers first, followed by larger users. By 5:00 a m on Friday September 21, electrical service to all small customers within the five networks had been restored, as well as street lighting. With the exception of the Cortland Network where service to 32 large customers has not yet been restored, and the Battery Park North Network, where 5 buildings within the Battery Park City complex are provided electrical service by Con Edison or their own generators, as of today, most large customers in the other three network grids have had their electrical power restored. Additional and substantial assistance was quickly provided by the New York State and federal governments. New York State National Guard troops were deployed to help secure the perimeter of the frozen area and assistance from the federal government came in the form of FEMA personnel, federal funding, deployment of the aircraft carrier U.S.S. George Washington battle group, and a naval hospital ship docked at Pier 92. Within a relatively short span of time, 391 active service and 1,195 National Guard troops were deployed in lower Manhattan. Service personnel were provided by the New York National Guard, New York Naval Militia, Air National Guard, the U.S Army and U.S. Marines. Signs of both national and international support continue. President George W. Bush visited and inspected the affected area the afternoon of Friday, September 14. President Jacques Chirac of France, as well as 40 United States Senators from both parties representing states across the width and span of the United States, visited the site on Thursday, September 20. United States Attorney General John Ashcroft visited the site on Friday, September 21, as did Ehud Olmert, mayor of Jerusalem. For policing purposes, the affected area of lower Manhattan, south of Houston Street, was originally divided into seven zones. Zone 1, or what became routinely referred to as "Ground Zero " bounded on the south by Wall Street, on the west by West Street, on the east by Lafayette Street, and on the north at Chambers Street, was the responsibility of Patrol Borough Manhattan South. Zone 2, extending from the southern tip of Battery Park north to Maiden Lane, west on Maiden Lane and then south to Liberty Street, then west'on Liberty Street to West Street, was the responsibility of Patrol Borough Queens South Zone 3 bounded on the south by the southern tip of Manhattan, on the north by Chambers Street, on the east by West Street and on the west by the Hudson River was the responsibility of Patrol Borough Brooklyn South. Zone 4, bounded on the south by Maiden Lane, on the north by the Brooklyn Bridge, on the east by the East River and on the west by Nassau Street, was the responsibility of Patrol Borough Queens North. Zone 5, bounded on the south by Chambers Street, on the north by Canal Street, on the east by Broadway and on the west by West Street was assigned to Patrol Borough Brooklyn North Zone 6 consisted of the area bounded on the south by Canal Street, on the north by Houston Street, on the east by Broadway and on the west by West Street and was assigned to Patrol Borough Manhattan North. Zone 7, was 14th Street, extended nver to riverand serving as the northernmost point of the frozen zone, was the responsibility of Patrol BoTough Bronx. On each 12-hour tour of duty, the typical uniformed complement assigned to tfie seven zones consisted of approximately 1,100 police officers, 140 sergeants, 45 lieutenants, 27 captains, and 8 deputy inspectors. Following daily assessments of policing needs, the existing 7 zones were reconfigured to 5 and, effective today, responsibility for police operations is transferred to the Commander of Patrol Borough Manhattan South. The increased stabilization of the area has made a reduction in staffing possible, with each 12-hour tour of duty now covered by approximately 690 police officers, 90 sergeants, 26 captains, 14 deputy inspectors and 6 insoectors Conditions will be continually monitored to gauge the need for personnel to cover specific posts. The daily assessment of needs has allowed the Department to resume normal tours of duty and operations for the Detective, Organized Crime Control and Housing Bureaus. Patrol Services Bureau personnel remain on 12-hour tours of duty as of this date Training of Police Academy recruits was suspended for the purpose of deploying additional officers to non- law enforcement support positions. Recruit training will resume on Monday, October 1. On a daily basis, approximately four to six thousand tons of debris are removed from the site and transported to the Department of Sanitation transfer point at Fresh Kills, Staten Island, where it is re-examined for evidence and body recovery. Reported criminal activity to date within the frozen zone has been isolated and minimal; as of 6:00 a.m. today, incident-related arrests are as follows: fifteen arrests were effected for Criminal Impersonation, two of which were employees of the media; CBS News be an ATF agent in an effort to access the frozen area was arrested, as was u f z n employee of ABC News who was arrested on Tuesday, September 18, when he was observed in full firefighter's gear attempting to videotape the recovery of a dead fireman; twenty-three arrests were effected for Criminal Trespass, one of which was the arrest of^BlHI|ft a reporter of the Newark Star Ledge', nine other arrests were effected for vanousotner crimes and offenses. The most serious incident involved the arrest of two males for Burglary as they attempted to remove $3,000 worth of Seiko watches from 5 World Trade Center. Arrested and charged with Burglary and Criminal Possession of Stolen Property were^MHiMmflfe M/42, and ^^•^[[•kM/30. A third male^HiHHHHfe M/34, was alsoarresteoror Burglary on September 14 when he was apprehended removing clothing from a Brooks Brothers clothing store located at 1 Church Street. In both Patrol Borough Manhattan South, which is the area command for the terrorist attack, and "citywide, there have been no spikes in crime. For the week of September 10 through September 16, crime in Patrol Borough Manhattan South was down 59% from the same period last year. For the week of September 17 through September 23, reported crime in Patrol Borough Manhattan South showed a 42% reduction compared to the same period in calendar year 2000. Citywide, crime was down 34% for I st week period and down 17% for the 2nd week period as compared to calendar year 2000. For purposes of direction, control, accountability, and to help safeguard both emergency rescue workers and their equipment, at a press conference on the morning of Friday, September 14, it was announced volunteer workers would no longer be admitted to the frozen zone. Security of the area encompassing "Ground Zero" was further enhanced when a chain link cyclone fence encircling the area, and isolating it, was in place at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 16. The passing of time and deployment of personnel resources made easing the previous ban restricting pedestrian access to lower Manhattan south of Canal Street possible. Also on September 16, at 8:00 a.m., pedestrians were allowed south of Canal Street, but limited to the area east of Broadway. The previously imposed ban on non-emergency vehicular traffic south of Canal Street remains in place. Trading on the New York Stock Exchange, halted on the morning of September 11, resumed at approximately 9:35 a.m. on Monday, September 17, following a poignant ceremony presided over by Richard Grasso, Chairman of the New York Stock Exchange. Since the time and date of the terrorist attacks, and as of 6:00 a.m. today, a total of 97 possible Hate Crime incidents were reported to the NYPD. Of this total, 71 were ethnic or religious in nature, involving individuals or locations associated with the Mideast. The most serious of the 71 incidents occurred Friday, September 14, at approximately 1:15
a.m., when an incendiary device struck the awning of the Islamic Community Center Mosque located at 2015 64th Street, Brooklyn. The device failed to ignite and there was no resulting property damage. A spate of false bomb threats and reports of suspicious packages followed the terrorist attack. On Monday, September 10, the day before the attack, a total of seven calls citywide were placed to 911 alleging the existence of explosive devices. On September 11, from the time shortly after the terrorist attacks until midnight, 92 similar calls were placed. Between Tuesday, September 11 and Tuesday, September 26, a total of 863 bomb threats were called into 911. During the same period last year, only 69 similar calls were received. To counter this trend, an announcement was made during a press conference on the morning of Friday, September 14, that arrests for this crime would be prosecuted federally. ^MMHflk, F/24> was arrested Friday, September 14, for Reckless Endangerment, Obstructing Fire Fighting Operations and False Reporting an Incident after she reported that she fead&een contacted via cell phone by*rler hul&and, a Port Authority Police Officer, purportedly trapped beneath the building wreckage of 1 World Trade Center along with nine other survivors. This totally erroneous information resulted in diverting rescue workers from other areas to conduct unnecessary rescue operations, needlessly jeopardizing .the lives of emergency personnel. On Tuesday, September 18, Governor Pataki signed legislation into law, adding five new sections to the New York State Penal Law and one to the New Y6rk State Criminal Procedure Law, to address terrorist-related activity. The new legislation also amended five existing sections of the Penal Law, increasing the severity of the offense and creating an Emergency Management Assistance Compact. The compact is entered into, by, and between participating states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and any other U.S. territorial possessions, for the purpose of providing assistance and cooperation Ln the event of an emergency or disaster. The Compact sets forth rules and responsibilities of the membef~states regarding the sharing of resources, materials, information and logistical support including finances to pay for same. The newly created sections of the New York State Penal Law are: 490.15; 490.20; 490.25; 490.30; and 490.35. Enhanced penalties for Penal Law crimes are sections: 240.55; 240.60; 240.61; 240.62 and 240.63. The Criminal Procedure Law was amended to provide for court-ordered wiretapping and video surveillance concerning terrorist-related acts. On Monday, September 17, at 5:30 p.m., Edward Cardinal Egan presided over a memorial service for the fallen and missing uniformed officers and rescue workers at St. Patrick's Cathedral. A prayer service for next of kin, families and relatives of all those killed or missing as a result of the September 11 attack on the World Trade Center, took place on Sunday, September 23. Yankee Stadium served as the venue for the 3:00 p.m. ceremony with admission by ticket only. Approximately 20,000 participants attended the interfaith service. The service was also simulcast live via Jumbotron screens at Keyspan Park, Coney Island and Staten Island Yankee Stadium.
At 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 26, a meeting attended by high-level representatives of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies was convened at the 2nd floor Press Room of Police Headquarters for purposes of establishing a New York Metropolitan Committee on Counter Terrorism. The overall responsibility of the Committee is to review existing security measures, technology, information exchange protocols and levels of cooperation among the participating agencies and develop recommendations for improving, facilitating and expediting the same throughout the current national crisis. Following the discussion, four subcommittees were formed: Training, Security and Prevention, Intelligence, and Response and Communications. The Metropolitan Committee, co-chaired by NYPD First Deputy Commissioner Joseph Dunne and FBI Assistant Director Barry Mawn, will convene on a weekly basis for the foreseeable future and more frequently if need dictates. A pilot project designed to address traffic conditions in Manhattan was commenced today, limiting access to the East River crossings between 6:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Manhattanbound motorists on the Brooklyn, Manhattan, Williamsburg and 59th Street Bridges will all be affected, as well as commuters utilizing the Queens Midtown Tunnel. Only those vehicles occupied by at least two passengers will be allowed entry into Manhattan. Exceptions are authorized emergency vehicles, vehicles carrying essential medical personnel, vehicles bearing official, commercial or New York Press license plates, vehicles with New York City handicapped parking permits, medallion taxis and liveries licensed by the Taxi and Limousine Commission, trucks and motorcycles. Just as the finest steel sword is forged, tempered and strengthened by, the scorching flame and heat of the furnace, shaped and edged under the repeated heavy blow of the hammer on the anvil, in similar fashion, the indomitable spirit of New Yorkers shall emerge from this firestorm stronger, keener and more resolute. Once again, our city will rightfully claim the position as the preeminent city of the world. May God Bless our nation, our city and the brave men and women of the NYPD. Impact On Major Scheduled Events Primary Day Elections, already underway on September 11 at the time of the terrorist attacks, were cancelled and held Tuesday, September 25, with polls opening at 6:00 a.m. and closing at 9:00 p.m. As no single Democratic mayoral candidate received 40% of the popular vote, the top two finishers, Fernando Ferrer and Mark Green, will appear on a runoff ballot election on Thursday, October 11. Michael Bloomberg won the Republican Primary and will face the winner of the Democratic run-off election. All events anticipated and planned in connection with the 56th Opening Session of the United Nations General Assembly, scheduled for the period of Thursday, September 24, through Friday, October 5, and the United Nations Special Session on Children-UNICEF, originally scheduled for Wednesday, September 19, through Friday, September 21, were canceled. No alternative dates have been established at the time of this report.
The Feast of San Gennaro, scheduled for Thursday, September 13, through Sunday, September 23, in the Little Italy section of Manhattan, was canceled with no new date established at the time of this report. Police Medal Day, scheduled for Wednesday, September 26, at 1 1 :00 a.m., has been canceled. While no specific new date has been determined at the time of this report, a tentative time date during Thanksgiving week is being considered. The 2001 World Amateur Wrestling Championships, a three-day series of events involving 500 athletes, 179 coaches and 73 referees, originally scheduled to start Wednesday, September 26, at Madison Square Garden, was canceled with no rescheduling date. This would have marked the first time this event was held in New York City and members of the International Olympic Committee, including President Jacques Rogge, were scheduled to attend.
Other Major Events of the Past Week On Sunday, September 16, at 1 :00 p.m., the NYPD held a briefing for approximately 300 members of the religious and secular Jewish community concerning the upcoming Jewish holidays and High Holy days. Rosh Hashanah began sundown Monday, September 17, and ended at sundown on Wednesday, September 19. Yom Kippur began sundown on Wednesday-, September 26, and ends sundown today. Special areas of concern were raised and discussed and there was an open exchange of information. The Department provided a highly visible, uniformed presence in areas with concentrations of Jewish citizens during Rosh Hashanah and will do again for Yom Kippur. No serious bias or hate crime incidents were reported during Rosh Hashanah. On Sunday, September 23, at approximately 6:30 p.m., known to Department.) An unidentified subject apparently gained access to the unoccupied residence by means of a window and removed a mountain bicycle and other property. The mountain bike did notcontain any readily identifiable serial, or bicycle registration number. According to j^Jfgjjf^ no sensitive material was disturbed or removed. Detectives processed the scene for latent prints with negative results and the investigation by the 78th Precinct Detective Unit continues. On Monday, September 24, former NYPD Police Officei^^^H^B^ arrested August 4, in connection with an off-duty, alleged drunken driving incident thaH-esulted in the death of 4 pedestrians as they crossed a Sunset Park Street, Brooklyn, appeared in Brooklyn Supreme Court. His criminal case was adjourned until Thursday, December 6. On Tuesday, September 25, the Manhattan District Attorney's Office confirmed they will pursue criminal charges of Aggravated Harassment against 4(IMBm^^M/50, responsible for two websites, "pannix.com" and "www.ajmunn.com," tnaWnclude detailed, personal information relating to both executive and rank and file members of the NYPD, Federal Judges, and other law enforcement officials. As of 11:00 today, the
websites remain operational anotfflHB^is unapprehended, as it is believed he has fled the U.S. However, it is anticipated that Mr. Munn will be arrested shortly. Mr. Munn was arrested once previously in 1998 (the Court record is sealed) for Aggravated Harassment after he threatened the life of an NYPD lieutenant. On Tuesday, September 25, 4HMHMQ} originally arrested January 1, 2001, when he attempted to handcuff himself to Edward Cardinal Egan, appeared before Judge Stella Schindler in Manhattan Criminal Court. Counsel petitioned the case be adjourned until Wednesday, November 14, and the request was granted. The Order of Protection, previously issued, remains in effect.
Major Events of the Coming Week On Friday, September 28, between 4:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., the United Nations Security Safety Division (Fire Brigade) will conduct a full-scale emergency evacuation drill involving the entire complex. All UN personnel have been notified of the exercise and advised that anyone present at the time of the evacuation must participate. The Fire Brigade will conduct the drill, while invited NYPD representatives observe. The plan calls for individuals to exit the United Nations complex and gather at either Dag Hammarskjold Plaza or on East 38th Street between First Avenue and the FDR Drive. In addition, a mock medical facility will be set up in Robert Moses Park, located on First Avenue between East 40th and East 41st Streets. A newly formed coalition of social activists from the metropolitan area using the acronym ANSWER (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism) announced plans for a march on Saturday, September 29, under the theme "New York City for Global Peace and Justice," beginning 1:00 p.m. at Bryant Park to Union Square Park. The march will be followed by a rally from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Among the many groups participating in the coalition are: the International Action Center, Reclaim The Streets, Free Mumia, Pax Christi, the Lower East Side Collective, and Networks of Columbia University, New York University and Hunter College. This coalition sponsored a similar event at Union Square on Friday, September 21, drawing approximately 950 participants. Four arrests were effected for Disorderly Conduct during the course of that demonstration. Supporters of ANSWER anticipate weekly vigils to take place between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. at Union Square Park every Friday evening for the foreseeable future. Flyers recently distributed in the vicinity of Union Square Park indicate the possibility of a September 29 counter demonstration between the hours of noon and nightfall by a group known as the American Defense Force. The Department will monitor intelligence relating to both groups and plan accordingly.
NYPD Initiatives The 6th Precinct Bleecker Area Initiative, designed to reduce drug activity in and around the Bleecker Street area, commenced July 19, 2001. The boundaries of the initiative are the northside of West Houston Street to West 8th Street and 6th Avenue to the Westside of Broadway. A staffed field command post is located at the northeast corner of West 3rd Street and LaGuardia Place. Since its inception, 618 arrests have been made including 43 felony narcotics arrests, 12 robbery arrests and 1 gun arrest. Three hundred sixty-four misdemeanor narcotics arrests have also been effected. In addition, there have been a total of 7,188 summonses issued, 5,936 parking summonses, 642 movers and 610 Criminal Court summonses. The Department's GUNSTOP initiative commenced January 9, 2001. Since its inception, a total of 451 tips have been received, 194 arrests effected and 98 guns seized. To date, $15,500 in rewards has been approved for processing, and $13,000 in rewards has been paid. The Department's contribution to your HealthStat initiative, which initially focused on contacting the public and referring them to enrollment locations (referrals now total 12,274) has now been expanded to include enrollment events. As of September 26, the NYPD has enrolled 4,253 children in Child Health Plus (331 events.) There have been 15 events in September that have resulted in 97 enrollments. Since the January 14, 2000 inception of the Department's program to address reckless driving, Department personnel issued a total of 118,712 aggressive driving summonses. These included 96,679 summonses for speeding more than twenty miles over the limit, 23 summonses for reckless driving, 1,505 summonses for following another vehicle too closely, 7,412 summonses for failing to signal a lane change, and 13,093 summonses for disobeying pavement markings. Two hundred sixty-one reckless driving arrests have been effected and 122 vehicles have been seized. Since the-January 8, 2001 inception of the Queens Boulevard Initiative (QBI) a total of 143,974~ summonses have been issued. Of these, 7,160 were issued for Jaywalking, 10,351 were issued for Speeding, and 1,008 were issued for Failure to Yield. Of the 288 arrests effected, 24 were for felonies, 50 were for misdemeanors, and 214 were for VTL 511. Since the April 18, 2000 implementation of the citywide Taxi / Livery safety program, members of the Department conducted 280,721 vehicle checks. Of the total checks, 88,217 were conducted under the auspices of the TRIP program, 149,031 vehicles were checked at mobile safety points, 1,754 vehicles were stopped when officers observed trouble light signals, and 41,719 others were checked as part of traffic stops. The 280,721 vehicle checks resulted in 54 arrests, of which 32 were passengers, 16 were drivers and 6 were others. Passenger arrests include those for fare evasion, drug possession, weapons possession and menacing. The sixteen drivers were arrested for various traffic offenses.
Since the November 23, 1999 inception of the Department's program designed to provide enhanced assistance and medical / social support for the city's homeless, Department personnel made 48,631 contacts with homeless persons. Of these, 975 were transported to hospitals and an additional 10,768 to City shelters. In instances where violations of law were observed, 769 summonses were issued and a total of 874 arrests effected. Of the 874 arrests, 2 were for felonies, 163 were for misdemeanors, and 709 were for violations. In addition, 98 active warrants were closed as the result of these arrests. Since the February 22, 1999 inception of the initiative to address the crime of DrivingWhile-Intoxicated, a total of 12,504 arrests have been effected. Of these, 9,954 were for DWI and an additional 2,550 were effected for Driving While Impaired. A total of 4,438 vehicles have been seized. The Department of Citywide Administrative Services indicates, as of yesterday, September 26, 11,169 individuals have filed for the Open Competitive Exam for police officer and an additional 263 others have filed to take the exam as a promotion. The filing period has been extended until Saturday, October 6, with a yet to be established date for administration of the exam. Beginning at sundown on Monday, October 1, and ending at sundown, Monday, October 8, Jews around the world will celebrate the holiday of Succoth. At sundown, Tuesday, October 9, and ending sundown, October 10, the Jewish holiday of Shimrat Torah will be observed. Please let me know if you would like more information about these events
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