Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly

Five Queens men charged in alleged luxury car theft ring
Police Angy Altamirano 12/12/2013 at 5:05PM

Queens District Attorney Richard Brow announced on Wednesday, December 11 the shutdown of a luxury automobile theft ring allegedly responsible for stealing 48 high-end vehicles, valued at close to $2.4 million, after an 18-month investigation.
As a result of the investigation, 18 people have been charged, including five people from Queens, said Brown.

NYC debuts interactive crime data map
NYC debuts interactive crime data map
Police Angy Altamirano 12/08/2013 at 12:51PM

The City of New York debuted Sunday, December 8 an interactive crime map that will allow the public to search basic data on the seven major felony crimes as defined by the New York State Penal law. The searches are based on address, sip code or police precinct. The map displays crimes at the nearest street intersection or area.

Queens officer Philip Banks named as NYPD’s new Chief of Department
Queens officer Philip Banks named as NYPD’s new Chief of Department
Police Maggie Hayes 4/02/2013 at 3:18PM

A Queens officer has risen in the ranks of the NYPD, and has found himself at the very top. Philip Banks of St. Albans was appointed as the Police Department’s new Chief of Department. The 26-year veteran and current Chief of Community Affairs was officially installed as the NYPD’s highest ranking uniformed officer at a [...]

NYC murders, shootings down in 2012
NYC murders, shootings down in 2012
Police Billy Rennison 1/02/2013 at 4:34PM

Murders and shootings fell dramatically in the city last year as other felonies in the five boroughs ticked slightly upward. “The number of murders this year will be lower than any time in recorded city history,” said Mayor Michael Bloomberg. “The fact that the safest big city in America is safer than ever is a [...]

NYPD to double gang unit
NYPD to double gang unit
Central Cristabelle Tumola 10/02/2012 at 10:46AM

The NYPD is announcing an initiative today that will double the size of its Gang Unit and focus on social media to combat gangs. Dubbed Operation Crew Cut, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly will discuss the program Tuesday in a speech to the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference in San Diego. In a pre-released [...]

Addabbo calls for more cops in 106th Precinct
News Melissa Chan 2/21/2012 at 2:48PM

The pressure is on for NYPD officials to assign more officers to an area local leaders are saying is quickly becoming inundated with mass volumes of visitors. Senator Joseph Addabbo sent Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly a letter on February 8, requesting a “significant increase” in additional officers for the 106th Precinct in Ozone Park — [...]

‘Person of interest’ in custody for Molotov cocktail attacks
‘Person of interest’ in custody for Molotov cocktail attacks
News Steve Mosco 1/03/2012 at 2:54PM

A man is currently being held for questioning by authorities in connection with a string of five fire bombings, four in Queens and one on Long Island, being investigated as possible hate crimes. Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly, along with Mayor Michael Bloomberg and other Queens elected officials, gathered at one of the targets, the Imam [...]