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Jamaica and Forest Hills Precincts to Start Newsletters

By Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska | January 17, 2014 9:02am
 Capt. Thomas Conforti, commanding officer of the 112th Prec.
Capt. Thomas Conforti, commanding officer of the 112th Prec.
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QUEENS — Two police precincts are launching newsletters to keep residents better informed about what’s going on in their neighborhoods, police officials said.

According to sources, the newsletters are part of a citywide initiative and other precincts may also be starting their own newsletters soon.

The newsletters will be emailed primarily, but may be available in print as well.

The 103rd Precinct, which covers Jamaica and Hollis, will begin sending out its newsletters in February, said Inspector Charles McEvoy, commanding officer of the precinct.

“It will have a tremendous amount of information,” he said.

The newsletter will include general information about the precinct, crime prevention tips, police news from the area and a list of upcoming events, police officials said.

The 112th Precinct, which covers Forest Hills and Rego Park, is also planning to begin a monthly newsletter soon, in yet another effort “to reach people,” said Capt. Thomas Conforti, commanding officer of the precinct.

Conforti said Wednesday that the precinct is planning to host another online meeting for residents, possibly next month. The meeting will be an attempt to reach those locals who are not able to attend the monthly Precinct Community Council meetings.

The precinct organized its first online meeting in December, but due to technical difficulties the meeting had to be postponed.

“So many people logged on in certain time it knocked the server down,” Conforti explained. He said he was confident the problems will be resolved in time for the next meeting.

The NYPD did not respond to an email seeking comment.