IBO: 2 Bronx precincts have slowest dispatching times

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According to a new report, two police precincts in the Bronx are the slowest in the city when it comes to dispatching officers.

The Independent Budget Office report shows that the 44th Precinct, which patrols the Grand Concouse, Mount Eden and Highbridge, had an average dispatch time of 7.7 minutes. The 47th Precinct, stretching from Olinville up to Woodlawn, had an average over 8 minutes.

In the 12 police precincts in the Bronx, the average dispatch time was 5.61 minutes. The citywide average is 3.8 minutes.

The fastest dispatch borough was Staten Island with 2.62 minutes and the fastest precinct was the 100th in the Rockaways, dispatching officers in under 2 minutes.

While the report did not look at response times between the 911 call and officers arriving on scene, a police spokesperson told News 12: “The NYPD response to crimes in progress and critical crimes in progress has gone down year-over-year since 2014. Reducing response times to 911 calls is a priority of the NYPD."

 

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