Hey Greenpoint, do you know your Neighborhood Coordination Officers? Out of 153 uniformed members of the 94th precinct, just 8 are NCO officers. Our NCOs are handpicked extensions of the detective squad, and are some of the best trained officers in the precinct, assigned to work directly with community members to address issues that are important to you.
Since NCOs are integral parts of this community, we wanted to know their favorite things about Greenpoint. We sat down with Captain William Glynn, head of the 94th precinct, to learn more about the NCO program, then chatted with each NCO officer to get the lowdown on their go-to spots around town and what they like to do on their days off. Check out their answers below!
Before we get to the interview portion of our program, here’s a little more information about the NCO program. The 94th Precinct is divided into 3 NCO “sectors” – A, B and C. Two NCO officers are assigned to each sector. Rounding out the NCO team is an officer who deals with administrative issues, and another who works as a sergeant’s operator. You are welcome to reach out to any NCO officer, whether they are assigned to your sector or not, to deal with issues throughout the neighborhood.
But which issues should you contact your NCOs about? Captain Glynn encourages us to call our NCOs about “anything.” He says, “whatever the issue in your neck of the woods and your neighborhood that concerns you, that has really any relation to the police department and police work, you call them about.” He adds, “emergencies, of course, are always 911, to get an immediate response for a lower-level non-emergency is always 311, but an ongoing, recurring issue, you certainly reach out to your NCOs via their department cell phone number, their email, and let them know what the issue is.” You can also talk to your NCOs at quarterly sector meetings. You can use Build the Block to find out when your sector meeting is, and who your sector officers are. You can also sign up for email and text alerts in order to join the conversation with the NYPD.
Captain Glynn calls NCOs the “quarterbacks” of their sectors. “They’re the ones who conduct the meetings, they’re the ones who have the direct contact with whoever may be in the community, with whatever the issue may be.” Given that we’ve just experienced the Super Bowl, now seems like a great time to chat with the quarterbacks. So without further ado, meet your NCOs!
Officer Robert McGinn, Sector A
Years on the Force: 16, 9 with the 94th Precinct
Favorite Place in North BK: Mount Carmel Christmas Tree Lighting
On his time off, you’ll find him: On the beach surfing
Contact: email@example.com, 917-847-416
Officer Christopher Levine, Sector A
Years on the Force: 2.5, all with the 94th Precinct
Favorite Place in North BK: Wythe Avenue between North 10th and North 14th streets
On his time off you’ll find him: Hiking, or having a nice dinner.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, 917-865-3907
Officer Felicia Alfred, Sector B
Years on the Force: 14.5, 13 with the 94th Precinct
Favorite Place in North BK: Boon Thai (681 Manhattan Avenue)
On her time off you’ll find her: Spending time with her family. She has three children ages 23, 11 and 4.
Contact: email@example.com, 929-375-7182
Years on the Force: 17, just over 6 with the 94th Precinct
Favorite Place in North BK: McCarren Park
On his time off, you’ll find him: spending time with his children.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, 917-826-7015
Officer Kieron Lessy, Sector C
Years on the Force: 12.5, 11 with the 94th Precinct
Favorite Place in North BK: SEA Thai (114 North 6th Street)
On his time off, you’ll find him: working out, and “getting lean for 2018.”
Contact: email@example.com, 917-834-9005
Officer Sandy Torres, Sector C
Years on the Force: 14.5, all with the 94th precinct
Favorite Place in North BK: McCarren Park
On her time off, you’ll find her: Baking Cake! (Especially lemon cake).
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, 929-838-4200
Sgt. Igor Ubavin, NCO Supervisor
Years on the Force: 12, 3 with the 94th Precinct
Favorite Place in North BK: Mable’s Smokehouse (44 Berry Street)
On his time off, you’ll find him: At home with his two children
Officer Raja, NCO Administrator
Years on the Force: 3, 2.5 in the 94th Precinct
Favorite Place in North BK: Mable’s Smokehouse
On his time off, you’ll find him: With his family and getting a masters in international relations and political economy.