A Safer New York City

At 6:45 on a recent morning at New York City's police headquarters, precinct captains from Brooklyn file into a war room to plot crimefighting strategies. To an outsider, these would not seem to be the innovative turnaround artists of a troubled organization. Posted on one wall is an odd credo: "We're Not Just Report-Takers--We're the Police!" A huge box of Dunkin' Donuts sits on a nearby table.

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