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.
Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 — [...]
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 [...]