New York City Police Department Housing Bureau

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The New York City Police Department Housing Bureau is responsible for providing the security and delivery of police services to about 420,000 people using public housing throughout New York City. They are stationed in Police Service Areas (PSA), which are almost identical to police precincts, with nine PSAs in total located throughout the five boroughs. Officers often do vertical patrols, making sure illegal activity does not take place in the halls, stairways, or the roof. The New York City Housing Authority Police Department was merged with the New York City Police Department (NYPD), like the New York City Transit Police, in 1995. Some new police officers are randomly assigned to housing units. Statistics on crimes in NYC Public Housing are posted by the NYCPD and are available on-line at http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/downloads/pdf/crime_statistics/hb_eagle_report.pdf

The NYPD also has a policy where regular precinct units can take or assist "jobs" in a housing development. Housing units also have their own equipment, such as police cars.

The current chief of the NYPD Housing Bureau is James Secreto, who took office on November 3, 2014. Secreto is a 35-year veteran of the NYC Police Department.

Housing bureaus

Brooklyn borough

  • Police Service Area 1 Patrols Housing developments in the confines of the 60,61,63,69,76,78 Precincts in Brooklyn South
  • Police Service Area 2 Patrols Housing developments in the confines of the 73, 75, 77 precincts in Brooklyn North
  • Police Service Area 3 Patrols Housing developments in the confines of the 79,84,81,88,90 precincts in Brooklyn North

Manhattan borough

  • Police Service Area 4 in Manhattan South Patrol Borough covers 5, 7 and 9 pcts
  • Police Service Area 5 In Manhattan North Patrol Borough covers 23, 25 and 28 pcts
  • Police Service Area 6 In Manhattan North Patrol Borough covers 24, 26 and 32 pcts

Bronx/Queens borough

  • Police Service Area 7 Bronx Borough covers 40 and 42 pctd
  • Police Service Area 8 covers confines of the 43, 45, and 47 Precincts
  • Police Service Area 9 Queens Borough cover 114, 107

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