The NYPD is launching a new citywide initiative in response to the increased number of shootings and thefts as well as the rise in quality-of-life offenses that contribute to crime.

In response to the public safety concerns of New York City residents, the NYPD will deploy officers across all boroughs and bureaus to rapidly identify and respond to crime trends and to address the conditions that fuel them.

“As I stated on my first day as Commissioner, after visiting an officer who was shot two hours and thirty-nine minutes into the New Year, there are too many people carrying illegal guns and too many people willing to use them,” said NYPD Police Commissioner Keechant L. Sewell. “That has to change. Now.”

The NYPD is launching a new citywide initiative in response to the increased number of shootings and thefts as well as the rise in quality-of-life offenses that contribute to crime.

In response to the public safety concerns of New York City residents, the NYPD will deploy officers across all boroughs […]

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