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94th Police Precinct Introduces New Commanding Officer to Greenpoint

Captain William Glynn of the 94th Precinct. (NYPD)

Dec. 7, 2017 By Nathaly Pesantez

The 94th Police Precinct, covering Greenpoint and some parts of Williamsburg, introduced its new commanding officer at last night’s Community Council meeting.

Captain William E. Glynn, the new commanding officer of the precinct, took his post on Nov. 22 after the previous commander, Captain Peter Rose, was promoted to Deputy Inspector and joined the NYPD’s Transit Bureau.

The 94th Precinct is Glynn’s first appointment as a commanding officer. His career began in Manhattan, where he was a police officer covering Midtown and the East Village. He then moved to the 79th precinct in Bedford Stuyvesant, where he served as a sergeant for four years.

Glynn then saw three years at the 100th precinct in Queens, serving as a lieutenant for the Rockaway Peninsula. His promotion to captain came with a return to Brooklyn, where he was posted at Bushwick’s 83rd precinct for one year. Before joining the 94th precinct, Glynn wrapped up one year at East New York’s 75th precinct.

Capt. William Glynn of the 94th Precinct at the Dec. 6 Community Council meeting. (Photo: Nathaly Pesantez)

At last night’s meeting, Glynn emphasized the NYPD’s Neighborhood Coordination Officers program, which began in the 94th precinct in May, and encouraged residents to get to know the NCO’s in their geographical sector. Glynn recalled being part of the NYPD’s NCO pilot program several years ago in the Rockaways.

“We should know who you are, you should know who we are,” Glynn said to residents, adding that he is taking everything in about Greenpoint and the precinct since joining about two weeks ago.

Glynn, who comes from a line of police officers and whose brother is is also in the NYPD, ended his introduction by sharing his philosophy on policing.

“When I first came on the police department, my father simply said ‘just treat everyone how you would want your family members to be treated’”, he said. “That’s such a basic simple concept, and I’ve tried to operate under that throughout my career.”

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