Administrative Office to Assist with Needs of Burgeoning Yonkers Waterfront District
YONKERS, NY – January 12, 2021– Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano today joined Yonkers Police Commissioner John Mueller and staff at 1 Hudson Street to officially open the Yonkers Police Department’s 4th Precinct’s Annex at Newell Hall. The new police administrative office will serve the growing needs of the Yonkers waterfront/downtown district as more residential and commercial properties flourish.
“As our downtown continues to develop and welcome new businesses and residential opportunities, we must respond proactively to ensure quality of life and safety needs are addressed swiftly,” said Mayor Mike Spano. “Assigning more police resources to this densely populated area will only benefit the community there. I want to thank the Yonkers Police for constantly exploring innovative ways that effectively preserve the safety and well-being of our city.”
Nine 4th Precinct officers will be dispatched from the Annex and continue to engage in community policing initiatives that include foot, bike, sector car, Emergency Service Unit patrols and homeless outreach to offer a more rapid response to the area. The administrative office features surveillance camera monitoring of the local area and office space with Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) terminal access for law enforcement functions.
Yonkers Police Commissioner John Mueller stated, “This newly created Yonkers Police Annex is a significant step for the Mayor’s on-going initiative for providing our increasing downtown population the resources it needs. This upgrade will allow our officers who were previously quartered in the 4th Precinct to be fully embedded in our downtown. Response times will decrease and attention to quality of life issues will increase. I want to thank Rev. Mother Vicki and her St. John’s Episcopal Church team for not just recognizing the value of public/private partnerships but acting on it in a very substantial way. This is a win-win for the City of Yonkers.”
The office space at the 4th Precinct Annex at Newell Hall is located at St. John’s Episcopal Church and is leased by the City of Yonkers.
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SOURCE: Christina Gilmartin | Communications Director | Office of the Mayor