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Five Queens Precincts Will Get NYPD Anti-Gun Units: Report

The 114th Precinct in Astoria, pictured, will be getting a plainclothes unit according to a memo reported by the NY Post (Photo: Queens Post)

Jan. 26, 2022 By Christian Murray

Several Queens precincts will be getting plainclothes teams as part of Mayor Eric Adams’ crackdown on illegal guns.

Adams announced Monday during a press conference at City Hall that he would be placing plainclothes units in 30 precincts across New York City. The 30 precincts, he said, are where 80 percent of the city’s violent crimes are reported.

According to a memo obtained by the New York Post five of those precincts are in Queens. There will be 10 units in the Bronx, nine in Brooklyn, five in Manhattan and one in Staten Island.

In Queens, the paper reported that four of the precincts are in Queens South—101, 103, 105 and 113—with the only precinct in Queens North being the 114th Precinct in Astoria.

The plainclothes units — which were disbanded in 2020 by former Mayor Bill de Blasio—are expected to be on the streets over the next three weeks with a focus on gun violence, Adams said Monday.

About 400 cops are expected to join the new units, dubbed “Neighborhood Safety Teams.”

Unlike the disbanded units, the plainclothes teams will be equipped with body cameras and will wear something identifying them as police, Adams said. The officers, however, will not wear uniforms and will travel in unmarked vehicles.

The NYPD precincts. In Queens, the 101, 103, 105, 113 and 114 will be getting plainclothes teams, according to a memo obtained by the NYPost.

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