There is a “significant possibility” of major terrorist attacks here and abroad, NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly warned a group of law enforcement and private security experts Tuesday.
Legislative leaders in Washington recently noted that terrorists have made gains since 2011, despite the death of Osama bin Laden and the crippling of al-Qaida leadership from drone strikes, Kelly said.
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Getting all the crime information about your neighborhood down to your block is now a click away.
The city Sunday launched an interactive crime map giving users access to information on reported crimes.
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said the map, found at maps.nyc.gov/crime, is the next evolution for the NYPD's transparency with New Yorkers who want to know how safe the streets are....Read more »
UPDATED 12/5/13 at 6:45 P.M.: Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio on Thursday announced he is returning old law enforcement hand Bill Bratton to the NYPD commissioner post, and the two vowed a “new day” of community policing.
“Public safety and respect for the public aren’t contradictory ideas,” de Blasio said at a news conference in Brooklyn. De Blasio would be the second New York City mayor Bratton,...Read more »
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly yesterday announced a gun buyback on Staten Island Saturday.
The buyback program offers $200 for working handguns and assault rifles and $20 for rifles and shotguns -- no questions asked. Participants will get cash in the form of a bank card for up to three firearms.
The gun buyback event, funded by the NYPD and Staten Island District Attorney Dan Donovan's...Read more »
A series of punching attacks - including one against a 12-year-old Brooklyn boy - are being investigated by the NYPD to determine if they are part of a violent behavior known as the "knockout game."
The attacks, in which victims are punched by a stranger, have been reported by police in other parts of the United States and England.
Tuesday>, NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly said...Read more »
Homicides among mostly minority young men ages 13 to 21 in the city have dropped by more than 50% so far this year, a trend which the NYPD chalked up to its aggressive anti-gang offensive known as Operation Crew Cut, officials said Monday.
The decline comes as shootings and killings are down 21 citywide this year, which NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly said is due to cracking down on gangs.
Kelly...Read more »
Former police commissioner Bill Bratton yesterday reiterated his interest in being the city's top cop again if Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio came calling.
Pundits and crime experts say Bratton has the personal qualities for a second stint, though he would have to face a different set of police challenges than those posed during his last tenure and Ray Kelly's run as top cop.
"It's a completely...Read more »
Prosecutors Monday were set to arraign the Bronx teen who allegedly opened fire at the Bryant Park ice skating rink over a popular model of jacket.
Corey Dunton, 16, was expected to be charged in Manhattan Criminal Court Mondaywith attempted murder, and will be tried as an adult, authorities said.
The teen grinned and shouted swears at reporters as he was taken from the Midtown South...Read more »