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This local law will require the Police Department to submit annual reports to City Council detailing police service provided to private entities for a fee payable to the department. This report would include information on total number and list of private entities receiving such services, the administrative cost to the department, total number of police personnel providing such services, and total revenue generated by providing such service.

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Introduced by Council

Int. No. 590


By the Public Advocate (Mr. Williams) and Kallos


A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the police department to submit to the council reports of services provided to any private entity.


Be it enacted by the Council as follows:


Section 1.  Title 14 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 14-170 to read as follows:

§14-170. Services provided to private entities.

a. Definitions.  For the purpose of this section the following terms shall have the following meanings:

1. “Police services” shall mean any action taken by a uniformed or plain-clothed off-duty member of the department on behalf of a private entity, as defined in this section, for the purpose of preventing crimes, detecting crimes, enforcing laws that are designed to maintain civil peace and order, or protecting life or property from accidental or willful injury; and

2.  "Private entity" shall mean any entity that is not a unit of government, including but not limited to a natural person, corporation, association, partnership, limited liability company, limited liability partnership, nonprofit organization or other legal entity.

b.  Annual Report.  The department shall submit to the council on annual basis a report, sorted by month, detailing police services provided in the preceding year by any member of the department to a private entity for a fee payable to the department.  Such report shall include, but not be limited to, the police services provided by the department’s Paid Detail Unit, or any similar or successor unit.  Such report shall also include:

1.  the total number of private entities receiving such police services, disaggregated by entity type, including but not limited to: (i) private citizen; (ii) corporation; (iii) partnership; and (iv) nonprofit organization;

2. a list of the private entities receiving such police services, except where disclosure of such information could compromise the safety of the public or police officers or could otherwise compromise law enforcement operations;

 3. the costs, if any, to the department for administering such police services to such private entities;

4. the total number of police personnel providing such police services, disaggregated by rank; and

5. the total amount of revenue, if any, generated by providing such police services.

§2.   This local law shall take effect immediately.



LS #5238 / Int. 180/2014

LS # 407