Prior to 1901, the NYPD was run by a board of 4 to 6 commissioners that jointly ran the department. The following is a list of some of the most famous members of the Police Commission:
From 1901 onwards, the NYPD has been run by a single commissioner that solely ran the department. The following is a list of the commissioners:
During this the second half of the 1990s under NYC Mayor Giuliani, NYC policing strategies significantly changed. A series of NYPD publications describe these strategies - some of which were quite controversial and long-lasting.
1995 The year of change this title has been digitized and is freely available on the John Jay College Library page of the Internet Archive
1997 Strategy '97: goal-oriented neighborhood policing (Special Collections Room - HV8148 .N52 N45 1997b, use by appt. only)
1997 The cutting edge of policing: civil enforcement for the 21st century (Special Collections Room - HV8148 .N52 N45 1997, use by appt. only) note: we also have a video with this same title.
1998 New York (N.Y.). Task Force on New York City Police/Community Relations. Report to the Mayor.
The page in this guide on Broken Windows.