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NYPD Taps Jessica Tisch as Tech Liaison

"She has focused on how technology can enable officers to do their jobs more safely, efficiently and effectively."
Ms. Tisch (Photo: NYPD)

Ms. Tisch (Photo: NYPD)

The New York Police Department has a storied history of using tech to thwart criminals (and maybe even enhance their own officers’ dating lives). And now, they’ve tapped tech pro Jessica Tisch to act as the NYPD’s Deputy Commissioner of Information Technology.

Ms. Tisch will be responsible for the NYPD’s information technology needs, including data centers, disaster recovery, data security and more. She’ll oversee the NYPD’s computer-aided dispatch system, the Domain Awareness System, and the Enterprise Case Management System, among others.

She has a history with the department. From the NYPD press release:

“Deputy Commissioner Tisch previously served as Counsel to the Police Commissioner and as Director of Policy and Planning in the NYPD’s Counterterrorism Bureau. In both capacities, she administered a major systems integration contract for the build-out of the NYPD’s Domain Awareness System (DAS), which is a sophisticated network of closed-circuit television cameras, license plate readers, and environmental sensors.  She also led the development and Department-wide roll-out of an application, called DASLite, designed to aid in real-time response to 911 calls, investigations, and crime mapping and analysis.  In the summer of 2012, Deputy Commissioner Tisch negotiated a first-of-its-kind intellectual property agreement with Microsoft for 30% of revenues from all external sales of the application, which is expected to net the City millions of dollars over the coming months and years.”

Police Commissioner William J. Bratton says she has “a progressive view on the role data systems and technology should play at the NYPD,” according to a release from the department. “She has focused on how technology can enable officers to do their jobs more safely, efficiently and effectively.”

Maybe she can help them to finally figure out Glass. Godspeed, Ms. Tisch.

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