Confirmed: 78th Precinct in Park Slope to Police Barclays Center

Boundaries between the NYPD's 78th Precinct and 88th Precinct in Fort Greene-Clinton Hill to be redrawn, according to sources.

The New York Police Department's strategy for keeping visitors and residents safe in and around the soon-to-be-opened Barclays Center just took a major step forward.

An elected official with knowledge of the proposal confirmed that the in Park Slope will take over policing Barclays Center and Atlantic Terminal.

Currently, the based in Clinton Hill covers a portion of Barclays Center and all of Atlantic Terminal Mall—both developed by Forest City Ratner.

Lolita Jackson, director of special projects for Mayor Michael Bloomberg, told members of the Atlantic Yards Service Cabinet on July 12 that police commissioner Ray Kelly sent a letter to Bloomberg detailing his recommendations for Barclays Center.

"It came as a surprise to everyone," said Robert Perris, district manager of Community Board 2, regarding Kelly's letter, which was highly anticipated by residents looking for a hint at NYPD's final plan on policing the 17,000-seat arena.

Perris confirmed word of a change in the boundaries of the 78th and 88th precincts, saying that plans would not involve a change of boundaries between Community Board 6 and Community Board 2.

An NYPD spokesman did not respond to requests for comment.

The City Council must vote to approve the changes after a 60-day review period.

And with Brooklyn Nets co-owner , it seemed likely that final policing plans would have be to settled quickly, said the CB2 head.

"Time is running short," he said.

Correction, 11:10 a.m.: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that an FCRC representative informed the Atlantic Yards Service Cabinet of commissioner Kelly's letter detailing policing recommendations at Barclays Center.

Will Yakowicz July 19, 2012 at 02:15 PM
Hi Norman, you're correct in saying that Mr. Perris is an appointed Community Board member, but the source on this story is an elected official.
Sara July 19, 2012 at 04:20 PM
Seems like the right next to to ensure safety in the area...we'll see
Dios Thunders July 21, 2012 at 02:48 PM
I smell abuse and unessersarry violence provked by police that sector the 78th are horrible abusive and just wait al lthe racila stop n frisk thats going to go on also juiced up crazy security guys beingabusive to attendes espially if musics involved I saw one cop abuse a world famous photographer till a band member and one of the promoters ran over and said NO NO NO As a photographer who gets VIP'ed , pit photographer and back stage passes Ive seen ALOT OF abuse they should all have to take steriod and drug tests the secrity and cops REGULARLY and see theripits and be psycho-shrink examianed by highly quailifed un corrpt Drs. there insrance involved for the owners of BARCLEY hope they take precations! Who wants to bet on fights and abuse issues on the part of security? In the 78ts sectore there was over 20 shootings in ONE DAY but hundreds of racial stop and frisks
PS Female July 23, 2012 at 02:14 PM
Dios learn how to spell please before you make unnecessary and racially fueled remarks about the police. It people like you who cause the problems yet scream when no one comes to your aid when in trouble
BRADY September 18, 2012 at 03:44 PM
to dios thunders ......WHAT?!?!


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