Neighborhood officers join 77th Precinct

The NYPD's 77th Precinct in Crown Heights is one of six in Brooklyn participating in a new community policing initiative.

The NYPD's 77th Precinct in Crown Heights is one of six in Brooklyn participating in a new community policing initiative.

The NYPD's 77th Precinct in Crown Heights is one of six in Brooklyn participating in a new community policing initiative. (2/16/16)

CROWN HEIGHTS - The NYPD's 77th Precinct in Crown Heights is one of six in Brooklyn participating in a new community policing initiative.

NCO, which stands for Neighborhood Correction Officers, places officers in areas to focus on quality-of-life issues.

"I like the fact that I'm not answering 911 calls constantly," says Officer Phillip Romano. "I have the time to actually stop and interact with the community in a positive basis."

The NYPD says it hopes the program can become standard at every precinct in the city.

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