De Blasio Announces Subway Neighborhood Policing

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NYPD Bringing Neighborhood Policing To Subway

April 12, 2018 - 8:43 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The NYPD is beefing up its neighborhood policing strategy by spreading it to the subway trains.

As 1010 WINS’ Al Jones reported, Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYPD officials announced Thursday that you will be seeing more men and women in blue riding right next to you.

With neighborhood policing heading underground, straphangers are being asked to break the cardinal rule of not making eye contact.

“You see that same cop every day. You see his face there. You see a problem on that subway. You see something – you now have an email to reach out to that cop who you see as you come on,” said NYPD Chief of Department Terence Monahan.

Monahan said the email for that particular station will be posted, and straphangers will be encouraged to report problems.

“You connect to the officer, you discuss the problem, the officer will reach out to the station manager and maybe set up a meeting,” said NYPD Chief of Transit Edward Delatorre.

Delatorre said the program will initially roll out in the eastern Bronx and northwestern Brooklyn.