Another subway surge: NYPD adds 1,000 cops per day to patrols after murders in system

The NYPD has once again surged its presence in the subway system by up to 1,000 cops per day, after a deadly first two months of 2024 that’s seen 3 people murdered in transit.

NYPD Transit Chief Michael Kemper said Monday that the police surge began at the start of February, after the January murder of Richard Henderson aboard a No. 3 train at Franklin Avenue in Brooklyn.

February has seen two additional, high-profile murders: the Feb. 12 mass shooting at the Bronx’s Mount Eden Avenue stop on the No. 4 line, which left Obed Beltran-Sanchez dead and 5 others injured; and the slaying of William Alvarez aboard a D train pulling into the 182nd-183rd Street stop in the Bronx on Friday.