Neighborhood policing has finally arrived at the 104th Precinct.
On Monday, NYPD brass announced that the new policing philosophy and program will be implemented in Ridgewood, Glendale, Maspeth and Middle Village.
Three-and-a-half years after the police department launched the initiative, all neighborhood precincts in the city will eventually have an NCO program. It has also been introduced to nine public housing areas, half of the NYPD’s transit districts and, by the end of the year, every school district.
“The message is public safety is a shared responsibility,” said Police Commissioner James O’Neill. “It’s that credo, that understanding, that’s guiding our evolution.
“In 2018, this is where we need to be as a police department, and this is where we need to be as a city of 8.6 million New Yorkers,” he added. “This is how we’re going to make our way forward.”
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