Mayor meets with NYPD officials to discuss crime prevention goals
As crime continues to spike throughout New York City, Mayor Eric Adams met with the NYPD over the weekend to brainstorm ways to combat the rise in violence.
Crime throughout out the city is up 42.8%. For the Bronx specifically, that rate is up 40%. In Brooklyn, 38.5%. The city plans to roll out new initiatives in an effort to curb this increase.
During the meeting between the mayor and the police department, officers discussed several ways to make the streets safer including how to clear homeless encampments, the recent crime statistics and civilian complaint review board. The top three ideas from the weekend included: moving all 350 neighborhood coordinating officers into evening patrols, sending field intelligence officers to the street and having three cars on the midnight shift start three hours early to cover the shift change.
Some in the city believe the plan can be much simpler. The NYPD Lieutenants Benevolent Association tweeted out their response to the weekend meeting with only one solution - prosecute criminals.
These plans come just months after the mayor rolled out new initiatives to make the streets safer including the action plan for neighborhood safety, to get guns and gangs off the streets and the subway safety plan to try and make the trains safer.