Mayor expands Neighborhood Safety Teams, touts success


Mayor Eric Adams and Top Cop Keechant Sewell did a victory lap on March 21, one week after NYPD’s Neighborhood Safety Teams hit the streets.

Neighborhood Safety Teams’ primary purpose is to tackle gun crime, and that is exactly what they have been doing according to Mayor Adams who joined unit members late Monday afternoon at the Bronx’s Police Service Area 7 located on East 156th Street and Melrose Avenue.

The mayor cited that on March 18 the new unit responded to a 911 call of a woman who had received a gunshot wound on 143rd Street. Adams gushed that the teams not only cuffed the shooter but also recovered a .38 revolver that had been defaced. However, Adams declared that this has not been an isolated incident.

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