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NYPD changes commanders at 102nd, 104th and 110th precincts


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Photo courtesy of 110th Precinct Community Council

The NYPD shuffled the deck among its commanding officers at three local precincts this week.

Capt. Christopher Manson, who led the Ridgewood-based 104th Precinct for more than two years, was reassigned to command the 110th Precinct based in Elmhurst. Deputy Inspector Ronald Leyson, who spent the last three years at the 110th Precinct, moved on to the NYPD Queens North Detective Bureau based in Forest Hills.

Leyson bid farewell to residents, while Manson made his introduction to them, during Thursday’s 110th Precinct Community Council meeting in Corona. Both officials took to Twitter to extend their gratitude to the communities they served.

“I have been transferred to the 110 Pct and wish to thank the officers of the 104th Pct and the community for 2 years of pleasure and honor,” Manson tweeted.

“To my 3,200 followers, thank you for helping me share important info, good work & events of the 110th Pct (I had some fun with it, too),” Leyson tweeted. “As my final tweet – to the men & women of the #110Pct -it has been my honor & privilege to work with you-thank you for making a difference!”

Meanwhile, a familiar face took the reins at the 104th Precinct: Capt. Mark Wachter, who as recently as 2010 served as the precinct’s special operations coordinator. Most recently, he led the NYPD’s special Citi Field command, which coordinates policing at the home of the New York Mets.

Additionally, the NYPD named Deputy Inspector Deodat Urprasad, formerly commander of investigations at NYPD Patrol Borough Manhattan South, as the 102nd Precinct’s new commander. Urprasad takes the reins at the Richmond Hill-based command from Deputy Inspector Henry Sautner, who moved on to the NYPD Brooklyn Detective Bureau after more than two years of service at the 102.

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111th Precinct: Former commander says goodbye


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THE COURIER/Photo by David Beltran

After 20 months as commander of the 111th Precinct, former Captain Ronald Leyson, promoted to Deputy Inspector and transferred to the 110th Precinct, stopped by the 111th’s Precinct Council meeting to say goodbye.

“I thank you for everything for the past 20 months,” said Leyson. “We couldn’t have had the success that we had without the partnership with the community.  I appreciate that relationship, that trust that was built.”

Leyson also took the opportunity to introduce the precinct’s new captain, Jason Huerta.

“If I had to handpick and hand select anybody to take over for me, for my family here at the 111th Precinct, it would be Jason Huerta,” said Leyson. “I can tell you unequivocally that he is the best choice as the commanding officer. They did it right this time.”

Huerta, who has spent 21 years in the police department, also touched on the partnership with the community.

“You guys are our eyes and ears out there; it makes our job a lot easier when we have your support and your information.”

Leyson ended his goodbye by reflecting on the time at the precinct.

“Fortunately, for the vast majority of the time, we had a really good run,” said Leyson. “I’m sure our paths will cross again.”

Also at the meeting was Lieutenant John Errico from the Fire Safety Education Unit. Errico provided tips on how to prevent fires at home. He also stressed the need to have a plan in case of fire, as well as having a working smoke detector.

“In our school system, we have never had a fire death,” Errico said. “Kids at school know where to go. But if you ask them if they have a plan at home, they’ll look at you and say, ‘No, I don’t think so.’”