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Map of 34th Precinct Patrol Sectors

The 34th Precinct is divided into four sectors (A, B, C, D,) each with two Neighborhood Coordinating Officers and 10-12 “steady” sector patrol officers. This means that you can get to know the police officers that are in your neighborhood. Except in major emergencies or other rare instances, sector cars do not leave their sector while on duty. This map shows the approximate boundaries of the four sectors.

Photo highlights from National Night Out in the 34th Precinct

The 34th Precinct Community Affairs officers and the 34th Precinct Community Council, along with many other members of NYPD, other city agencies, and community organizations joined together on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015, for the annual National Night Out Against Crime. This year’s event was at the Anne Loftus Playground, at the corner of Broadway and Riverside Drive, near Dyckman Street. Here are some photo highlights.

Former 34th Precinct commander promoted to Deputy Chief

The Executive Board of the 34th Precinct Community Council congratulates former 34th Precinct commanding officer Andrew Capul on his promotion to Deputy Chief. In his new role, he will continue to support Assistant Chief Kathleen O’Reilly, commanding officer of Patrol Borough Manhattan North, which includes the 34th Precinct and 11 others.

Team from @NYPD34PCT competes in Heroes Row the Harlem 

These are some of the terrific cops who keep Washington Heights and Inwood safe, competing today in Row New York event, pitting a team from NYPD 34th Precinct against their counterparts from FDNY.  

Dyckman Street brawl sends two to hospital; multiple arrests

 

Blood soaked shirt on sidewalk
Blood soaked shirt and crime scene tape outside Papasito on Dyckman Street, hours after a bloody fight hurt two.

(Updated with corrected time of incident.)

A fight on the street outside one of the bars on Dyckman Street between Broadway and Seaman Avenue late Sunday night injured two men and resulted in three men taken into custody by 34th Precinct officers who responded.

Blood stains, discarded crime scene tape and a blood-soaked shirt from the melee remained on the sidewalk eight hours later.

The 34th Precinct Community Council Executive Board has raised concerns about safety along this part of Dyckman Street and did so again Monday.

“Dyckman Street and problems related to the bars and clubs have been the top complaints  at precinct council meetings,” said Stephen Feldheim, president of the 34th Precinct Community Council.  “We know the precinct has put a lot of resources towards the Dyckman strip, but this bloody brawl, combined with motorcyclists doing stunts and large crowds in the clubs interfere with the quality of life people in our community expect and deserve.”

According to multiple sources, the fight appears to have started close to midnight.  Two men were attacked outside Papasito Restaurant (223 Dyckman St.) One victim’s face was severely slashed, and the other victim was knocked to the ground, unconscious. Both victims were taken to Harlem Hospital.

Three men were taken into custody after trying to leave the area in a large luxury vehicle, which was towed by NYPD as part of the investigation.

Blood was splattered on cars and the sidewalk almost to the corner.

Precinct commander Chris Morello only shared that two people were assaulted and there were “some arrests” in a Facebook post Monday morning. He urged anyone with information to call 1-800-577-TIPS to anonymously report details that could lead to arrests.

Feldheim urges members of the community to share their concerns and questions via the precinct council website, 34pctcouncil.nyc. The precinct council executive board will convey citizen comments to NYPD and seek answers to questions that are submitted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Precinct Commander Reports on Fourth of July Weekend

From the precinct’s Facebook page:

It was a busy weekend in the 34th Precinct. Many residents reported that it was quieter than in past years, but we did…

Posted by NYPD 34th Police Precinct on Monday, July 6, 2015

Keeping unsafe fireworks in check

One of the Sector D Neighborhood Coordinating Officers in the 34th Precinct, Officer Elvis Delacruz, arrested two people Friday selling dangerous fireworks on 207th Street. Read more about this and the precinct commander’s plan for July 4th safety here.

Officer Elvis Delacruz got these illegal fireworks and their sellers off an Inwood street Friday. (Photo courtesy NYPD.)
Officer Elvis Delacruz got these illegal fireworks and their sellers off an Inwood street Friday. (Photo courtesy NYPD.)

 

 

 

Meet your Neighborhood Coordinating Officers

As many of you know by now, our precinct was one of four selected to pilot the NYPD’s new neighborhood policing model. Since May 18, officers in the 34th Precinct are assigned to specific neighborhood sectors every day and expected to be “active problem solvers” instead of spending entire shifts running from call to call or assigned to specific tactical units and spread out over a large area. It is a return to the “generalist” cop on a beat, supported with modern technology, better training, and additional resources to tap when warranted.

“The officers will take ownership of their sectors,” says Commissioner Bill Bratton. “The public will identify sector officers as their go-to cops and not just another blue uniform.”

The mayor announced expansion of neighborhood policing in June.

Each of the four sectors of the 34th Precinct has two dedicated Neighborhood Coordinating Officers (NCOs) and several “steady sector” patrol officers. The NCOs are the officers who are expected to address any police, crime or quality of life issue. Call 911 to report any crime in progress, but call your NCO for just about anything else.

This program also counts on all of us to report non-emergencies, such as noise complaints or minor crimes that occurred but are not in-progress, to 311. Each NCO has dedicated time during which they review 311 complaint records and other information to identify and address trends or emerging problems. This is a big change from before the pilot program, when officers were pretty much tied to their patrol cars and assigned to go from one call for service to another, throughout a full shift. (Much more information about the program is available on the NYC.gov website.)

The program is still in the pilot stage, so some things need to be sorted out. For example, some of the NCOs want people to call them on their (new) mobile phones, while some prefer email. We expect this will get standardized somewhat over the coming weeks. For now, look for your local police when they are on patrol, introduce yourself, and exchange contact information directly. The idea that we can call our beat cops directly is unheard of in most police departments. This is an endorsement by NYPD of the officers in the NCO roles, and it is an endorsement of our community as one that won’t abuse this privilege.

 

Map of 34th Precinct showing sectors under NCO pilot program.
Map of 34th Precinct showing sectors under NCO pilot program. (Illustration courtesy NYPD.)

Here are our NCOs:
Sector A (north of w. 179th Street to Dyckman Street, east of Broadway to the Harlem River)

Officer Edwin Rodriguez edwin.rodriguez2@nypd.org

Det. Thomas Troppmann thomas.troppmann@nypd.org

Officer Edwin Rodriguez and Detective Tom Troppman, with Sgt. Juan Hernandez in the middle. (Photo courtesy of NYPD.)
Officer Edwin Rodriguez and Detective Tom Troppman, with Sgt. Juan Hernandez in the middle. (Photo courtesy of NYPD.)
Sector A officers have put their contact information on flyers that they have posted around their area.
Sector A officers have put their contact information on flyers that they have posted around their area.

Sector B (north of w. 179th Street to Riverside Drive, west of Broadway to the Hudson River)

Officer Bryan Polster BRYAN.POLSTER@nypd.org

Officer Keisha Lawhorne

Officers Polster and Lawhorne.
Officers Bryan Polster and Keisha Lawhorne, Sector B. (Photo courtesy of NYPD.)

Sector C (east side of Broadway from Fairview Ave. to Sherman Ave., north until w. 207th  Street and east to the Harlem River)

 

Officers Fabio Nunez and Peter Johnson, Sector C. (Photo courtesy of NYPD.)
Officers Fabio Nunez and Peter Johnson, Sector C. (Photo courtesy of NYPD.)


Sector D (Broadway and Sherman Ave., north to the Bronx, and everything north of 207th St.)

Officer Francisco Guzman francisco.guzman@nypd.org

Officer Elvis Delacruz elvis.delacruz2@nypd.org

Officers Francisco Guzman and Elvis Delacruz, Sector D.
Officers Francisco Guzman and Elvis Delacruz, Sector D.

Supervisor of the NCOS:

Sgt. Juan Hernandez supervises the eight NCOs.
Sgt. Juan Hernandez supervises the eight NCOs.

 

 

Learn more about the neighborhood policing plan and its rollout citywide on the NYPD website.

Read the plan in its entirety [here]

Read more about the NYPD’s “Five T’s” [here].