DOC 1st Deputy Commissioner Gary M. Lanigan

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A founding NYCHS incorporator/trustee

NYC DOC 1st Deputy Commissioner Gary M. Lanigan (official photo, above left) is one of 13 original signers of NYCHS' articles of incorporation at its organizational meeting July 13, 1999. In a photo from that meeting at the Tombs (above right), he chats with NYC Board of Correction member Barbara Margolis, another founding incorporator/trustee.

Gary M. Lanigan was appointed on January 1, 1998 as First Deputy Commissioner of the New York City Department of Correction. As such, Mr. Lanigan is responsible for all administrative and operational functions for the Department's 16 jails, 15 court holding facilities, four hospital prison wards and 12,400 uniformed and civilian personnel. He oversees an annual budget of $792 million.

During the interim between the appointment of Correction Commissioner Berbard B. Kerik as NYPD Commissioner on August 22, 2000 and the appointment of Chief of Department Willliam J. Fraser as DOC Commissioner on Nov. 8, 2000, First Deputy Commissioner Gary M. Lanigan served as DOC Acting Commissioner.

Mr. Lanigan joined DOC in July, 1994, as Deputy Commissioner for Administration. In that capacity he was responsible for the agency's expense and revenue budgets, fiscal, personnel, payroll, management information services and population/capacity planning, as well as telecommunications operations. During his tenure as Deputy Commissioner for Administration, the Department undertook two of the most challenging technology initiatives in criminal justice; the implementation of a computerized crime victim notification system and the installation of videoconferencing technology that provides for remote interviewing capabilities of inmates on Rikers Island with various parts of the Kings County Supreme Court as well as the Brooklyn office of the NYC Probation Department. Additional expansion is being planned.

For nearly two decades, First Deputy Commissioner Lanigan has specialized in the field of administration and criminal justice, particularly in the areas of financial, information and technology issues. Prior to DOC, he served as Assistant Commissioner for Financial Affairs with the New York City Police Department from 1987 to 1994, managing budget, contract and financial analysis functions. From 1979 to 1987 he was an analyst with the Mayor's Office of Management and Budget, with budgetary oversight of various City agencies, including the Law Department, Retirement Systems, Elected Officials and the Department of General Services.

Mr. Lanigan served in the US Navy from 1972 to 1975. He has a bachelor's degree in business administration and a master's degree in public administration, both from Bernard M. Baruch College. He is a graduate of the Police Management Institute sponsored by the Columbia University Graduate School of Business. Mr. Lanigan also attended the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University Leadership Institute in May, 1999.

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