Deputy Commissioner for Strategic Initiatives at the New York Police Department


Zachary Tumin is Deputy Commissioner for Strategic Initiatives at the New York Police Department, serving on Police Commissioner Bill Bratton’s executive staff. In his role, he sits on the NYPD Strategy Committee, and oversees roll out of enterprise digital and social media, customer experience surveys and analytics, and social-based forensics and investigations. He directs the NYPD’s Project Management Office, responsible for incubating and tracking over 300 innovation initiatives from a recent re-engineering effort.

Prior to joining Commissioner Bratton’s staff, he served in several senior research positions at Harvard Kennedy School, building programs for industry and government in the political management of innovation. His focus there was on cybersecurity, geospatial information systems, aviation safety, and other domains.

Previously, he was Executive Director for the Financial Services Technology Consortium, comprising 80 technology companies and leading US financial institutions working on problems affecting all, but which none could solve alone - information security, payment systems, and fraud control. With P&L responsibility, he led strategic programming for the Consortium and its top institutional members Citibank, Bank of America, and Wells Fargo.

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