My name is Captain Louron Hall, the new Commanding Officer of the 104th Precinct, and I am extremely honored to have the opportunity to lead the outstanding men and women assigned to this precinct in reducing crime, providing safety, maintaining order, and improving the quality of life for all residents.
Our mission is to achieve these goals by employing precision policing and working in partnership with the community through neighborhood policing. I have heard so many great things about the 104th Precinct community. You truly care and have legitimate concerns about the crime conditions affecting Glendale, Ridgewood, Maspeth, and Middle Village. You are equally concerned about threats and assaults on your quality of life. This community has entrusted the 104th Precinct to mitigate and resolve these issues and I can assure you that we will lawfully, courteously, professionally, and respectfully do everything in our power to address them.
Currently, we are struggling with crime, experiencing significant increases in burglaries, larcenies of unattended property, and vehicle related crimes. These crimes are occurring at all times of the day in all neighborhoods in the precinct. However, the majority are occurring during the evening and overnight hours. We have shifted our resources to have more officers working during those hours, but we cannot resolve all of these issues on our own. We need your help!
Part of our crime reduction strategy is to educate the community on the crimes affecting the precinct and provide crime prevention tips. We utilize our crime prevention, community affairs, neighborhood coordination, and auxiliary officers to spread the word. We share information on our social media platforms and at community meetings. Knowledge is power, and the more we disseminate this information, the better the community will be equipped to help us in our endeavor to reduce crime in the 104th Precinct.
Also affecting the community are complaints of noise, illegal parking, and abandoned vehicles. We will aggressively address these issues, as quickly as possible, knowing that it is paramount to maintain order and enhance the quality of life of all.
In closing, all members of the 104th Precinct are committed to the mission and look forward to serving the community each and every day. In the words of Sir Robert Peele, “The public is the police and the police is the public.” It is only in partnership with the community will we achieve our common goals of public safety. Always remember that “if you see something, say something.”
Stay safe and healthy during these most difficult times, and have a happy holiday season.