New York City Police Department
Efficiency and Reduce Costs of the Motor Vehicle Fleet
The New York City Police Department has a fleet of
vehicles. The Department has developed preventive maintenance
schedules for these vehicles.
However, we found that the Department does not adequately monitor
the vehicles to ensure
that they are serviced according to schedule, and many of the
vehicles we sampled were
driven more miles than suggested between servicing. For example,
10 of the 100 vehicles we
sampled were driven more than 5,000 miles past their scheduled
maintenance points. We also
found that police officers drive vehicles to outside vendors when
tires need to be replaced.
We believe this is an inefficient use of the officers' time and
estimate that the Department
could realize at least $400,000 annually in productivity savings
if tires were replaced by
Department vehicle maintenance staff instead. We further found
that many of the motor
vehicle spare parts on hand were obsolete, and procedures could
be improved to provide
better assurance that the tires issued to officers were installed
on Department vehicles.
For a complete copy of Report 96-N-6 click here.
For a copy of the associated follow-up report click here.