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Announcement: Welcome Captain Richard Taylor

Thursday, January 12th, 2017 Posted in 1st Precinct News | No Comments »

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

Monday, June 13th, 2011 Posted in 1st Precinct News | No Comments »

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.

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

Wednesday, April 7th, 2021 Posted in 1st Precinct News | Comments Off on 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

Wednesday, January 13th, 2021 Posted in 1st Precinct News | No Comments »

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.

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

Monday, February 26th, 2018 Posted in 1st Precinct News | No Comments »

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.