ARREST ALERT


Creatingarrestalert.com

New York County (Manhattan) District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. created the Crime Strategies Unit to develop and implement intelligence-driven prosecution strategies. Among the new strategies the Unit developed was the Arrest Alert system, customized software that notifies prosecutors by email of priority arrests involving a specific individual, a specific charge, or a specific arrest location. By swiftly alerting prosecutors of high- priority arrests, the system ensures that prosecutors have detailed and updated information to make the most appropriate charging decisions, bail applications, and sentencing recommendations.

 

FACT SHEETS:

What is an Arrest Alert?

Identifying Targets and Managing Information Flow

Developing the Technology

Measuring Success

Examples of How Arrest Alert Can Be Helpful