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NYPD Increases Patrols To Tackle Summertime Crime

June 14, 2018 - 1:59 pm

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- The NYPD is rolling out its program to battle the anticipated increase in summertime crime.

NYPD Chief of Department Terrance Monahan said officers are being moved from administrative positions or from behind desks and are being dispatched to crime-prone areas.

"A total of 293 officers will be sent out during the summer, these officers will be placed a high-visibility posts at locations and during the time of the day that have a history of violence," Terence Monahan said.

The strategy is known as "Summer All Out."

"The commanding officer and his team will make regular assessments regarding the deployment of these officers. In previous years the all-out has yielded significant reductions in violence and we're hoping for similar outcomes this year," Monahan said.

Most of the officers on Summer All Out will be working evening or overnight shifts.

This is the fourth year of the program.