Esper, an award-winning SaaS platform for policymaking, is proud to announce our recent partnership with the New York City Police Department (NYPD). This initiative will move all of the NYPD policy activities into the cloud with Esper’s purpose-built SaaS platform.
As the largest and second-oldest police department in the U.S., the NYPD maintains a procedural manual in excess of 3,000 pages that requires constant updating. The NYPD was looking at innovative, new ways to digitize, automate and track these critical processes and chose Esper to execute on this vision.
“NYPD’s mission has always been to enhance the quality of life in New York City. This means fostering a safe and fair City for our residents, commuters and our employees,” said NYPD’s Deputy Commissioner of Strategic Initiatives Danielle Pemberton. “NYPD’s partnership with Esper allows us to build and maintain modern, transparent and equitable policies for our more than 50,000 employees to better serve the great people of this City. These types of strategic partnerships set us up not only for success today, but for the future,”
The NYPD had a multi-pronged agenda. First, they needed a centralized platform to draft and review policy and route it through the approval and clearance process. Second, they needed to publish these new and updated policies to their 50,000+ employees and track the reading of and compliance with those policies. Finally, the Department’s goal is to achieve Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) accreditation by building and maintaining modern, transparent and equitable policies for their employees.
“These types of partnerships and initiatives are exactly why we created Esper,” said Esper CEO Maleka Momand. “Being able to provide the NYPD with modern, transparent and data-driven tools to improve their policymaking operations will be a tremendous step forward in creating equitable and easy-to-access policies for the brave men and women of the Department,”
Scheduled to launch in Q3 of this year, the NYPD will have a full suite of workflow and policy management tools at their disposal. This will allow the Department to collaboratively draft policy, research existing policies, publish out their policy to all 50,000+ employees, track compliance of these policies and analyze data for increased operational insights.
This partnership tackles the NYPD’s immediate needs while also giving them a scalable and responsive platform to automate additional critical processes.
Esper’s suite of modern workflow and policy management tools are purpose-built for government agencies across the United States. Our cloud-based, SaaS platform allows for data-driven research, collaborative policymaking and public- facing engagement on the policies that impact citizens and employees.