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NYPD to Expand its Community Policing Program to 12 New Precincts

(DNAINFO)  Jeanmarie Evelly | August 3, 2016 — The Neighborhood Coordination Officers program has the same officers patrol the same sector each day.

An NYPD program designed to better connect police officers with the neighborhoods they serve will launch in a dozen new precincts this fall, officials announced Tuesday.

The Neighborhood Coordination Officers (NCO) program — in which the same officers patrol the same portion of a precinct each day — will expand to areas including Astoria, the East Village, Harlem and Hunts Point, as part of an ongoing effort to improve relations between the community and the NYPD, officials said.

“When people know the name of their officer, they feel that their officer belongs to their immediate neighborhood — knows them, understands them,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday at a National Night Out event in Astoria.

Source: NYPD to Expand its Community Policing Program to 12 New Precincts – Ditmars – DNAinfo New York