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1st Precinct and TD2 News and Updates

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!

1st Precinct 9/11 Memorial Event

NYPD Graffiti Clean-Up: Let’s Clean Up New York City Together

We are seeking donations of supplies such as paint, rollers, brushes, power washers. Please reach out to Police Officer Poirier or Sergeant Scaturro to coordinate.

Their email addresses are below:

Welcome Captain Thomas Smith, New Commanding Officer of the 1st Precinct

Captain Thomas SmithCaptain Thomas Smith hails from Brooklyn New York. As a long time New York City resident he chose the career of becoming a police officer in 2005. After graduating in the academy in 2006 he was first assigned to the 62nd Precinct in Brooklyn. After serving in that command for a year he was then assigned to the Brooklyn South Auto Larceny Unit. In 2010 he was promoted to Sergeant and assigned to PSA 1 in Brooklyn. Police Service Area 1 serves the New York City Housing Authority developments within the confines of the 60th, 61st, 63rd, and 69th precincts in Brooklyn. Then in 2012 he was assigned to Highway 5 in Staten Island. In 2013 he was promoted to Lieutenant in the 121st Precinct. In 2015 he served in the newly formed Strategic Response Group ( SRG) in Staten Island. Then he was promoted to Captain in 2016 and became Executive Officer of Midtown North Precinct. After that tour of duty he then became the Executive Officer of the 17th Precinct. Then he served as Commanding Officer of Manhattan South Inspections Unit. Finally Captain Smith became our precinct commander in December 2020. We welcome him to the precinct and wish him well.

Partners in the Park

Please join your First Precinct partners for an informal meeting with Captain Smith and staff from 11:30 – 1:30 PM at the following locations

April 28 at Battery Park carousel
April 29 at Father Fagan Park (Prince St and 6th Ave)