Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Peralta wants Roosevelt Ave in one precinct

From the Times Ledger:

State Sen. Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst) believes there is an easy way for the city to improve conditions on Roosevelt Avenue: single command of the commercial corridor by a single police precinct.

The senator sent a letter to NYPD Commissioner William Bratton explaining the problem along his district’s main business corridor.

“At present, the 115th Precinct is responsible for policing the north side of Roosevelt Avenue, while the 110th handles the south side,” he wrote. “A dividing line running miles down the center of a busy street makes no sense and almost certainly stretches resources thin. It also makes it more difficult to institute community policing measures when smaller neighborhood enclaves are split in half. Worse yet, it creates a situation where an officer is not technically responsible for responding to a crime taking place across the street.”


ron s said...

Makes sense to me. How many years has this been the case?

Anonymous said...

Holy crap- comnon sense.Get rid of this guy quick beforexsomeone else catches it, like Julissa or No Brainer..

Anonymous said...

Coterminality,cant be done. Actually you get better coverage response having 2 precincts borde a strip.

Anonymous said...

While you are at it, take Rose Marie Provo-Rambo and her crew with you.

East Elmhurst is taking too much resources from Astoria don't care how much they give they give.

Anonymous said...

I think we need a new precinct ON Roosevelt avenue

Anonymous said...

It's a non issue, not enough cops or civilians out there. And with all the younger cops studying for the Sanitation exam,who has time for police work?