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1st Precinct News and Updates

1st Precinct Commanding Officer Captain Brendan Timoney

Brendan M. TimoneyPolice Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly has recently appointed Captain Brendan M. Timoney as the Commanding Officer of the 1st Precinct effective March 12, 2013.

Captain Timoney was previously assigned to the 9th Precinct as the Executive Officer from September of 2011. Captain Timoney will continue to foster the solid relationships in the 1st Precinct as he has done in his previous command.

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.

Don’t Be the Victim of Phone Scams: Prepaid Debit Cards

With the availability of Prepaid Debit Cards, criminals have developed new ways to steal from the public.

  1. A caller informs the victim that they owe back taxes to the IRS and must make immediate payment with a Green Dot Money-Pak.
  2. The victim’s family member had a car accident and the caller threatens physical violence unless immediate reimbursement is made with a Green Dot Money-Pak.
  3. Utility companies demand immediate payment by Green Dot Money-Pak or your electricity will be turned off.

Crime Prevention Tips

The NYPD’s Crime Prevention Section offers these tips to help you avoid falling victim to the scams:

  • Be suspicious of callers who demand immediate payment for any reason.
  • Remember that anyone who has the number on a Green Dot MoneyPak card has access to the funds on the card.
  • Never give out personal or financial information to anyone who emails or calls you unsolicited.
  • Never wire money, provide debit or credit card numbers or Green Dot MoneyPak card numbers to someone you do not know.
  • Utility companies and government agencies will not contact you demanding immediate payment by MoneyPak.

School Crossing Guard Job Opportunity

The New York City Police Department is seeking your assistance in the recruitment efforts of School Crossing Guards. The Department currently has vacancies to fill. The job description is as follows:

Duties and Responsibilities

Under general supervision, directs pedestrian and vehicular traffic at an assigned school crossing; performs related work.

Examples of Typical Tasks

Regulates traffic, in accordance with traffic lights, at an assigned school crossing to permit safe crossing of elementary school children and other pedestrians during specified morning, noon and afternoon periods. Stops vehicular traffic to permit safe crossing if there are no traffic lights, or if the traffic lights are defective, at the assigned school crossing. Notifies supervisor of defective traffic lights or signs. Reports incidents of traffic violations at assigned location.

There are no formal requirements of education or experience, however all candidates must be able to understand and be understood in English. Prospective candidates must pass a qualifying medical examination and a character investigation. School Crossing Guards work five (5) hours per day for a maximum of 25 hours per week. Schedules may vary by the school but generally are from 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The starting rate of pay is $9.88/ hour. Every effort is made to assign guards to a school crossing within the confines of the resident precinct or a neighboring precinct. School Crossing Guards are eligible to enroll in a City-sponsored health insurance program if they work twenty (20) hours a week on a steady basis.

Attached you will find a School Crossing Guard application. Interested parties shall submit applications at any police precinct.

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