The police command staff analyzes every crime reported in the city during the weekly ComStat meeting. Commanders "brain storm'' for patterns, discuss potential suspects and decide on strategy. Commanders present statistical summaries of crimes within their areas of responsibility, explain their response to those crimes and present strategies responsive to the trends uncovered by computerized mapping and other analysis.
Reason for ComStats
Each week at ComStat commanders "recap'' the results achieved based on decisions made at earlier ComStats. The ComStat process strengthens the culture of accountability at the Trenton Police Department while creating a forum for veteran commanders to pool their knowledge on an ongoing basis.