The NYPD says the initiative will both help the police department identify graffiti for investigative purposes and to improve the look of the neighborhoods.
- A graffiti cleanup campaign by the NYPD launching today across the city. Volunteers will meet at their local precinct station houses in the morning. They'll head out to different locations to paint over graffiti that was previously reported to police. They'll use paint donated by local businesses. The police department received more than 6,000 complaints last year about public and private property damaged by graffiti.