Community

84th Precinct Safety Updates

The 84th Precinct covers DUMBO, Vinegar Hill, Brooklyn Heights and parts of Downtown Brooklyn. The Community Affairs team of Detective Sal Ferrante and Officer Freddie Mitchell go above and beyond to keep us at the DUMBO BID in the loop on everything happening in and around our neighborhood. Here’s the latest news from their Community Newsletter.

Serious crime is down in the 84th Precinct and throughout New York City through the first two months of 2014, compared to 2013–which was a historically low year for crime. For more detail, here’s the 2014 84th Precinct Compstat report as of 3/2/14 and the overall 2014 NYPD Compstat report as of 3/2/14.

On March 2nd, it was reported that there was an attack on a woman in Vinegar Hill where a group of men punched a woman in front of 290 Water Street, but didn’t take anything from her. The woman was not seriously injured. The incident is still under investigation. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).  You can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting tips to 274637 (CRIMES), then entering “TIP577.”

To stay on top of weekly NYPD crime reports overall or by precinct, check here. If you’re interested in getting more involved, or just have a question you’d like to raise, take advantage of the opportunity to meet with the 84th Precinct Captain Max Tolentino and the rest of the men and women who make DUMBO and the surrounding areas safe at the 84th Precinct Community Council meetings every third Tuesday of the month (this month’s will be held Tuesday, March 18th at 7pm at St. Francis College–180 Remsen Street). To get on the mailing list for these events, email the Criminal Justice Liason at CJL(at)brooklynbp(dot)nyc(dot)gov or call the Community Affairs office at: 718.875.6850.