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Forest Hills Precinct Gets Six New Officers to Patrol the Neighborhood

 Six new police officers were assigned to the Forest Hills precinct.
Six new police officers were assigned to the Forest Hills precinct.
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QUEENS — The Forest Hills precinct just got six new police officers, authorities said.

The rookie officers, who graduated from the Police Academy on July 2, will be assigned to perform patrol-related duties, police officials said.

Deputy Inspector Judith Harrison, the 112th Precinct’s commanding officer, said she selected “‘peer training officers on each platoon who will help guide the new officers through their daily police duties and assignments.”

The new lawmen will also be introduced to community members, Harrison said, including residents and business owners in the precinct, which consists of Forest Hills and Rego Park.

“In the past, I have taken new officers with me when I have visited houses of worship, civic organizations, etc.,” she said. “This time around will be no different.”

The precinct, which currently has 106 police officers, received six additional officers about half a year ago as well.

Overall crime in the 112th Precinct declined by nearly 9 percent from January to present, compared to the the same period a year ago, officials said.