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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.

Neighborhood Policing

Neighborhood policing assigns officers to specific locations within your precinct. Neighborhood coordination officers (NCOs), together with officers assigned to steady sectors, make up a team that is ready to work with you on local neighborhood concerns. Getting to know the team will be easy because they will be working in your neighborhood around the clock.

Neighborhood officers are always stronger with help from the people in the neighborhoods they serve. Whether it’s participating in newly formed Neighborhood Work Groups, calling in a tip, reporting a crime, or just taking the time to introduce yourself, your support is key to the success of neighborhood policing — and in turn, to the safety of your neighborhood.