Photo by Dirk Knight.
NYPD Commissioner Bratton switched up the leadership at several Northern Manhattan precincts last week, and put a new commander in charge at the 24th precinct, which stretches from West 86th street to 110th.
Marlon Larin is taking over at the 24th, which was without a leader for almost a month after Inspector Nancy Barry was transferred to the Bronx, according to the Daily News. Larin was the second-in-command at an East Harlem precinct.
The precinct’s community council meets on Wednesday night at 7 at 151 West 100th Street; residents can check in with top officials and learn what’s keeping officers busy these days.
It will be interesting to learn Larin’s plans to improve pedestrian safety — the 24th surprised locals when it began giving out several jaywalking tickets after three deadly crashes near 96th street. But the precinct has also moved to increase traffic enforcement, training more officers to catch speeding cars.
So far this year, the number of felony crimes in the precinct has risen 9.7%. Along with one murder, there have been three rapes (as compared to one last year), 1 murder, and an 82% rise in burglaries. Robberies, however, are down 36%. See the full breakdown below.
Correction: Our initial story misstated Nancy Barry’s rank.