Neighborhood Policing Initiative

Dear Congregants,

We recently had a few Police Officers in our synagogue announce their new community policing program for our neighborhood

The cornerstone of today’s NYPD is Neighborhood Policing, a comprehensive crime-fighting strategy built on improved communication and collaboration between local police officers and community residents. Neighborhood Policing greatly increases connectivity and engagement with the community without diminishing, and, in fact, improving the NYPD’s crime-fighting capabilities.

The NYPD has long encouraged officers to strengthen bonds with the communities they patrol, but past practice in precincts left little time or opportunity for true community engagement. In recent years, the Patrol Services Bureau has systematically reorganized its patrol methods to achieve the goal of establishing Neighborhood Policing in every precinct, citywide, by 2019.

FOR IMMEDIATE ASSISTANCE AND OR LIFE THREATINING SITUATIONS ALWAYS CALL 911

This new program is now in effect within the 61st precinct  and by following the link below you can identify your local police officer that can help you with non-life threatening situations.

http://www1.nyc.gov/site/nypd/bureaus/patrol/precincts/61st-precinct.page

When the page opens you will see a list of officers with letter’s on the left. These letters represent sectors within the 61st

Scroll down and you’ll see the map, where you enter your address.  Once done it will let you know underneath the map, who your local officers are.

These officers can help you with situations like,

  1. Constant blocking of your driveway
  2. Strange people lurking in your area
  3. Blocking of hydrants

They also brought up some major points on how to avoid issues that can end up becoming problems like,

  1. Keep your home windows and doors locked at all times
  2. Keep you car doors and windows locked
  3. Do not warm up your car with the keys in it
  4. If you should have camera’s by the doors of your home, be sure to have 2 so it can record both sides of any culprit that may try to enter your home

Just to name a few…

FOR IMMEDIATE ASSISTANCE AND OR LIFE THREATINING SITUATIONS ALWAYS CALL 911

-Shaare Shalom Committee