Commissioner James O’Neil and top brass of the NYPD join members of the 45th Precinct Community Council meeting in Pelham Bay.–Photo by David Greene

A packed crowd jammed the cafeteria of St. Theresa’s Church, at 2855 St. Theresa Avenue in Pelham Bay for the monthly 45th Precinct Community Council meeting held on Thursday, February 1. Guest speaker was NYPD Commissioner James O’Neil, who was joined by top brass of the department, who fielded questions from the audience. O’Neill also addressed the opioid epidemic, specifically in the Throgs Neck, Country Club, Pelham Bay and City Island neighborhoods where twenty overdoses were reported in 2017. O’Neil, who helped put together and now implement the Neighborhood Policing imitative that would put more officers onto the street’s, stated that the Neighborhood Coordination Officers (NCO’s) would be on the beat by July.


Police Commissioner James O’Neil addresses the crowd as he is flanked by top NYPD brass and members of the 45th Precinct Community Council.–Photo by David Greene


St. Theresa’s Principal Josephine Fanelli asks NYPD Commissioner James O’Neil if her school could get alerts when public school’s in the area are on lock-down.–Photo by David Greene

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