2004: State Police utilize 300 members to conduct a multiagency initiative aimed at helping 15 counties outside of New York City with high crime rates. The goal of Operation IMPACT (Integrated Municipal Police Anti-Crime Teams) is reducing violent street crime. Members of the State Police team up with or supplement local law enforcement in areas where criminal mapping and data show the need for a greater law enforcement presence. The first wave of Operation IMPACT was held in April in Rochester. In a two month time period, Rochester saw an overall decrease in violent crime by 29%.