CompStat changed policing in the United States. The data, the map, and the method allowed police commanders to deploy more rapidly than they ever had before. The repeatable cadence of biweekly meetings focused the collective experience and knowledge of the group on solving problems, running plays, and getting inside the turning radius of the problem—the problem of crime. Could these same principles and practices be used to run the entire enterprise of city government? We decided to find out.
Browse this gallery of examples, exercises, and resources supporting the ideas and concepts presented in Chapter 6 of Smarter Government: How to Govern for Results in the Information Age.