The COMPSTAT model of crime reduction was introduced to the Orange Police Department in 2005 to assist in achieving our goal of becoming the safest city in Orange County. While COMPSTAT was developed in New York City, our use of this process has been tailored to satisfy the needs of our department and community. The full benefit of COMPSTAT will take several years to achieve, however we are already beginning to realize the success of this crime fighting strategy and organizational approach. Our ultimate goal is to make Orange, already a wonderful place to live and work, an even safer city.
The department's management staff attends monthly COMPSTAT meetings where crime trends are analyzed. Based on the information presented, we develop plans and rapidly deploy resources. The COMPSTAT process enhances communication between divisions of the department and increases accountability.