MONTH OF JUNE IS “GET TO KNOW YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD COMMUNITY OFFICERS” & HELP PUT A STOP TO THE DAMN NONSENSE IN THE JAMAICA COMMUNITY

What a GREAT program folks, so damn it, USE IT, instead of just complaining among yourselves. Get to know your “Neighborhood Community Officers” in your areas. They can help with so many issues (NYPD issues, so no garbage problems). Illegal truck driving on residential streets, illegal commercial truck parking, auto body shops take over of public sidewalks/streets, ice cream trucks blaring their damn jingle while parked (NOTE: ice cream trucks can only play the jingle when they are  in motion, NOT WHEN THEY ARE STOPPED, which is ILLEGAL and has high fines), loud noise such as huge speakers outside in back yards late at night or cars parked in front of your building while people hang out and blast music, Fireworks that start in this community Memorial Day and go through labor day – FIREWORKS ARE ILLEGAL IN NYC. You name a quality of life issue that pertains to NYPD, then your NCO’s can help and boy, do they get the job done. This reminds me of back in the days where the beat cops knew the people in the community and the community got to know them and they knew the good guys from the bad guys.

My two NCO’s, Officer Louis York (louis.york@nypd.org) & Officer Adam Sclafani (adam.sclafani@nypd.org) have been just amazing and have hit the ground running since the program was implemented back in October of 2016 in the 103rd. They have put a stop to the illegal truck driving on my residential street right from the get go and have been working hard on the auto body shops in the area who place junked and unlicensed vehicles up on sidewalks and on the public streets. They seem to really care about working on the quality of life issues that have plagued the area for way too long and getting to know the people in the community. And since the majority of their job is focusing on quality of life issues, they will not have to put complaints on hold to do other things. They communicate with me on a regular basis and always keep me informed of the status of my complaints and issues. I cannot praise this program enough and my NCO’s, York and Sclafani. This has been a long time coming.

So STOP BITCHING FOR THE SAKE OF BITCHING and take back your community and stop thinking that all the ghetto bullshit/nonsense is just normal for this community, because IT IS NOT. And even though our local elected officials are totally useless, have no balls, don’t stand up for the community or the constituents who put them in office, STILL file complaints with them as well, don’t let them off the hook since we pay their over-bloated salaries. BUT if you want problems to be actually addressed quickly and solved, speak to your NCO’s in your area.

Find out your area’s upcoming meetings and ATTEND THEM:

► Sector Adam (between the Van Wyck Expressway and 175th Street and between Hillside and Archer avenues) — Tuesday, June 6, at the Central Library at 89-11 Merrick Blvd.

► Sector Boy (between 175th Street and Francis Lewis Boulevard and between Hillside and Archer avenues) — Thursday, June 8, at I.S. 238 Susan B. Anthony Academy at 88-15 182 St.

► Sector Charlie (between the Van Wyck Expressway and 157th Street and between Archer and 110th avenues) — Tuesday, June 20, at the Concerned Parents of Jamaica Early Learning Center at 143-04 101 Ave.(NCO’s assigned to monitor Sutphin Boulevard will also be there).

► Sector David (between 157th Street and Francis Lewis Boulevard and between Archer and 110th avenues) — Thursday, June 15, at the South Hollis Library at 204-01 Hollis Ave. (NCO’s assigned to the South Jamaica Houses will also attend).

All meetings will begin at 7 p.m. and doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

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From DNAInfo New York:

Meet Your Beat Officers at Safety Summits in Jamaica

By Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska | May 16, 2017 8:25am

 Neighborhood Coordination Officers giving out toys to kids at the South Jamaica Houses earlier this year.

Neighborhood Coordination Officers giving out toys to kids at the South Jamaica Houses earlier this year.View Full Caption

103rd Precinct/Twitter

QUEENS — Jamaica residents will soon get to discuss a variety of problems they would like to see fixed in their neighborhood during a series of “Safety Summit Meetings” with officers assigned to monitor specific areas of the precinct, police officials said.

Eight of the “neighborhood coordination officers,” or NCOs, have been assigned to four newly created patrol sectors in the 103rd Precinct, where they work all their shifts, getting to know local residents and business owners, as part of a new community policing program which was introduced in the 103rd Precinct in October.

Six additional NCOs were also assigned to monitor the South Jamaica Houses, Jamaica Avenue and Sutphin Boulevard.

When the program, seeking to improve the relationship between the community and the police department, was introduced to the area last year, the 103rd Precinct immediately saw a significant drop in overall crime numbers, officials said.

The officers have since met with local residents during various community events and informal meetings, as well as during the monthly 103rd Precinct Community Council meeting.

But this time, meetings with the NCOs will be organized in each of the four sectors in order to discuss crime and quality of life issues related to each of the specific areas, police officials said.

“They are going to be speaking about issues in the sector where they work and everybody who lives there is welcome to come, work with the NCOs, come up with issues and ideas about how to fix the problem,” said Inspector John Cappelmann, the commanding officer of the 103rd Precinct, during a recent community council meeting.

Check the complete schedule of the upcoming meetings with the Jamaica NCOs below: 

► Sector Adam (between the Van Wyck Expressway and 175th Street and between Hillside and Archer avenues) — Tuesday, June 6, at the Central Library at 89-11 Merrick Blvd.

► Sector Boy (between 175th Street and Francis Lewis Boulevard and between Hillside and Archer avenues) — Thursday, June 8, at I.S. 238 Susan B. Anthony Academy at 88-15 182 St.

► Sector Charlie (between the Van Wyck Expressway and 157th Street and between Archer and 110th avenues) — Tuesday, June 20, at the Concerned Parents of Jamaica Early Learning Center at 143-04 101 Ave.(NCO’s assigned to monitor Sutphin Boulevard will also be there).

► Sector David (between 157th Street and Francis Lewis Boulevard and between Archer and 110th avenues) — Thursday, June 15, at the South Hollis Library at 204-01 Hollis Ave. (NCO’s assigned to the South Jamaica Houses will also attend).

All meetings will begin at 7 p.m. and doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

 

From The Daily News:

EXCLUSIVE: For first time NYPD program will connect communities to their sector rank-and-file officers

Mayor Bill de Blasio, left, and Police Commissioner James O’Neill. “This gives people the chance to give us feedback in regularly scheduled meetings,” O’Neill told the Daily News.

(James Keivom/New York Daily News)

The NYPD will announce on Tuesday a program that promises to bring cops closer to the people they serve — allowing rank-and-file officers for the first time to hold community meetings in the sectors they patrol.Police officials say the seemingly simple plan represents a radical change in the normally buttoned-up NYPD culture.Four pilot meetings were held in March, but the quarterly informal gatherings begin in earnest in the 44th Precinct in the Bronx. There are 166 more meetings on tap through July in the 43 precincts that now have neighborhood coordination officers, or NCOs.“We’ve been talking about building trust,” Police Commissioner James O’Neill told the Daily News. “This gives people the chance to give us feedback in regularly scheduled meetings. It’s also important to show the cops that we respect them and trust them.”

Left to right, Monique Porter, Center Director of the PAL Wynn Center on Gates Avenue, Police Officer John Buchanan and Police Officer Robert Bramble outside the 79th Precinct station house in Brooklyn.

(Gardiner Anderson/for New York Daily News)

Eventually every police command in the city will have the meetings with the goals of improving community ties, addressing quality-of-life issues and solving crime. And precinct bosses — they promise — won’t be there breathing down patrol officers’ necks, Chief of Patrol Terence Monahan said.

“We’re trying to reach out to get the population who lives there and works there to show up and interact with our cops,” he said. “It’s all about humanizing them — humanizing the community and humanizing our cops.”

The program is a change from the Precinct Community Council system that has been the NYPD model dating to the 1950s, in which precinct commanders hold monthly meetings.

 A drawback to the old model is that most precincts have populations the size of small cities, and the commanders can’t possibly address every issue that comes up.

“Before, I think it was popular to paint us all with one brush, but allowing people to interact and get to know their officers personally lets people know all officers are not the same,” Officer Bramble said.

(Gardiner Anderson/for New York Daily News)

Each sector has a more manageable average of 28,000 people in it — with the largest on the Upper East Side with 81,000 people and the smallest in Midtown North with 1,700 people, said NYPD adviser John Linder. He called the meetings a “cultural transformation” that will give cops more discretion and increase public trust.

“We’re taking a big situation and making it smaller and easier to analyze and oversee,” said Assistant Chief Rodney Harrison, operational commander of the NCO program. “Instead of having one meeting, now there are four or five. Rather than top-down, it’s going right to the same persons who are going to solve the problem.”

About 50 people attended the first pilot meeting at 44th Precinct in March, and 20 to 30 people showed up at the other three. Officials believe smaller crowds are actually better because they make it easier for people to interact.

“You’ll have some precincts where more people will come than others, but you’ve got to start somewhere,” O’Neill said. “When people see they will have real input into what’s going on in the meetings, we think the turnout will increase.”

The NCO program, which began in four precincts in May 2015, is already having an effect. As of May 7, shootings were down 18.9% in the precincts with the programs, down to 180 from 222 in 2016. Shootings in the rest of the precincts are up by two cases.

Citywide, the number of shootings is down by 17.7% — 225 this year compared to 265 last year — meaning that NCO precincts are driving the decline.

The NCO program is now in more than half the city’s commands, including housing commands. The program aims to link cops and members of the community to reduce crime.

Still, Harrison and Monahan said selling the meeting program to some commanders has been a challenge.

“Compstat at one point was a way of evaluating your performance,” Harrison said. “And if you’re an old school executive, that’s still kind of stuck in your mind. We’re not going in that direction anymore, so that’s one of the biggest struggles.”

“We’re able to sit here and have a conversation with you,” Officer Buchanan said. “It’s the village concept coming back,” said Monique Porter.

(Gardiner Anderson/for New York Daily News)

The launch of the sector meeting program will correspond with an ad campaign funded by the Police Foundation.

Software executive Charles Phillips, a member of the Police Foundation Board, said the multimillion ad campaign was necessary to draw people to the meeting.

“We thought that getting the word out was critical,” Phillips, 57, said. “The culture is changing and moving forward. It’s very good for the city.”

Meetings will be listed on the buildtheblock.nyc website starting Tuesday.

“For years, I don’t think our cops were able to use their discretion to solve problems on their own,” Monahan said. “This is about us as a department allowing our cops to kind of finally have this role and prove to them that we’re not kidding.”

The cops are judged by their sector crime numbers. Commanders also hold them accountable for how well they deal with problems the community brings them.

For NCO Officers John Buchanan and Robert Bramble, both 25 and assigned to the 79th Precinct in Brooklyn, the program is helping change the perception of the cops.

“Before, I think it was popular to paint us all with one brush, but allowing people to interact and get to know their officers personally lets people know all officers are not the same,” Bramble said.

“We’re able to sit here and have a conversation with you,” Buchanan said. “That was unheard of when we first started.”

The cops participated in one of the pilot meetings in March, and found it useful, as did Monique Porter, 48, director of the Bedford-Stuyvesant Police Athletic League.

“It’s the village concept coming back,” she said. “They wanted to hear what was going on and they were able to hone in on the issues. If someone was talking about a crime, they would know the street they were talking about. They knew people there. They are really reaching out.”

 

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