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1st Precinct and TD2 News and Updates

Tour Ticket Hawkers, Long the Target of Complaints, Now All but Gone

From The Tribeca Trib:


A welcome calm has settled over the tourist-heavy sidewalks and plazas around The Battery. Gone are all but a handful of the ticket hawkers, and with them their aggressive and oft-alleged disceitful ways.

On Feb. 1, the final boat to use middlemen tour ticket sellers whose tactics drew unending complaints was evicted from its city-owned dock. The new peace follows a history of frustrated efforts by the NYPD and the city to reign in the use of sellers by cruise boat operators.

Read full article in The Tribeca Trib.

Welcome Captain Antonio Fidacaro, new Commanding Officer of Transit District 2

Captain Antonio FidacaroCaptain Antonio Fidacaro began his career in the Midtown South Precinct; he has also served in the 106th Precinct, 88th Precinct, and as a lieutenant in the Auxiliary Police Section. Captain Fidacaro was promoted to captain in June 2015. After being awarded a NYPD educational scholarship, Captain Fidacaro was assigned to the Office of Management Analysis and Planning at One Police Plaza. He holds an undergraduate degree from John Jay College in Criminal Justice and a graduate degree from Hunter College in Urban Studies. Captain Fidacaro was named the commanding officer of Transit District 2 on January 18, 2018. Welcome to Captain Fidacaro.

Announcement: Welcome Captain Richard Taylor

Richard TaylorWelcome Captain Richard Taylor to the 1st Precinct, our new Executive Officer.

Captain Taylor graduated the police academy in December of 2005. He was promoted to Sergeant in November of 2010, promoted to Lieutenant in July of 2014, and promoted to Captain in October of 2016. He served in the 67 and 63 precincts as a police officer. He also served in PSA-1, PSA-5, and in the Office of the Chief of Community Affairs at One Police Plaza as a Sergeant. As a Lieutenant, he served in the 88 and 61 precincts. Before he was promoted to Captain he was the Integrity Control Officer of the 61st Precinct.

We wish him great success at the 1st!

Announcement: Welcome from the President: Anthony Notaro

I want to welcome everyone who lives and works in the First Precinct. Our community is diverse and vibrant and experiencing tremendous growth. With that comes challenges as our neighborhoods become more residential and some become true 24/7. The First Precinct has addressed those challenges and worked hard to improve the quality of life and public safety.

The First Precinct Community Council is our vehicle for working directly with the men and women of our precinct and provides a monthly dialogue with our Commanding Officer and his Team. We can achieve real results for our whole community but it’s up to you participate. Please join us at our monthly meetings. It’s important to hear from everyone about what’s working and what needs our attention. I look forward to seeing you.

Welcome, Recent Graduates!

Welcome to new Academy Graduates P.O. Shaun Pikus and P.O. Jennifer Williams. We wish you well in your new assignment and your career with the NYPD.