New Commanding Officer Takes Over Midtown North Precinct

By Mathew Katz on April 7, 2014 4:25pm 

 Deputy Inspector John Hart will take over command of the NYPD's Midtown North Precinct.
Deputy Inspector John Hart will take over command of the NYPD's Midtown North Precinct.
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MIDTOWN — The NYPD's Midtown North Precinct has a new leader, after more than three years with Inspector Timothy Beaudette at the helm, officials announced.

Deputy Inspector John Hart, who started his career patrolling Midtown North and most recently led the 46th Precinct in The Bronx, will take over as the head of the precinct, which includes parts of Hell's Kitchen and Midtown, according to the NYPD. 

The Midtown North Precinct handles huge events, parades and visiting dignitaries, along with residential issues like noise complaints.

Beaudette, who was well-known by locals, was appointed to the Patrol Borough Manhattan South earlier this year. 

"Community policing is a core component of the NYPD's methodology and you can be sure that Deputy Inspector Hart will work diligently to build on the efforts of his predecessor," the NYPD wrote in an email announcing Hart's appointment.

Hart began his career with the NYPD on patrol in Midtown North in 1993, the NYPD said. He was promoted to detective specialist in 1999, to sergeant in 2000, lieutenant in 2003, captain in 2008 and deputy inspector in 2011. 

Hart has worked all over the city, including in precincts in The Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. He holds a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice from Aspen University.

Hart could not immediately be reached for comment. 

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