Leaked NYPD report reveals schools with biggest crime issues
School safety is always a top priority for every member of the NYPD. While the overall crime rate in New York City public schools continues to be relatively low, a recent uptick in incidents means all stakeholders must redouble their efforts to help strengthen security and maintain a safe environment for students, faculty, and visitors. Each day, members of the NYPD School Safety Division work diligently to enhance the quality of public education through their critical work, which includes building positive relationships with students and increasing the use of scanning equipment. Because public safety is a shared responsibility, the NYPD works actively with all partners to nurture trust and foster accountability. This includes NYPD Community Outreach Unit members collaborating regularly with parents, guardians, and neighborhood groups to hold events that promote social interaction and conflict resolution. An example of this is the staging of sociodramas, where several people act out assigned roles while studying and remedying problems identified in relationships. Engagement like this and ongoing alliances in the communities we serve are essential to our collective success.