Lewis relocates to 71st Precinct
by Heather Senison
Apr 19, 2012 | 1170 views | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
After 18 months of service in the waterfront area in Brooklyn South, Captain John Lewis of the 76th Precinct was relocated to the 71st Precinct on Thursday, April 12.

His new jurisdiction is in Central Brooklyn and the southern tip of Crown Heights.

In his final 76th Precinct newsletter, Lewis said his time there was “rewarding, both personally and professionally.”

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the officers and supervisors for their service and commitment to reduce crime and improve the quality of life in the communities we serve,” he wrote. “Additionally, I would like to recognize the hard work of the civilian employees of the 76th Precinct.”

Lewis also thanked the local civic groups who work closely with the precinct, and its own community council, led by President Jerry Armer.

His relocation comes at a time of a slight uptick in crime in the 76th Precinct, with a 30 percent increase in the month of March, mainly in grand larcenies, such as identity thefts, and robberies.

But Lewis assured that the precinct's new commander, Captain Jeffrey Schiff, “is an extremely hardworking, innovative person who is truly dedicated to reducing crime and improving quality of life for all.”

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