Halloween 2012 approaches and you maybe remember (Recently Transferred) Commanding Officer Deputy Inspector Georgios Mastrokostas, had promised a sustained response over the years to ensure Halloween 2010 would never happen again. Halloween 2011 saw a major response and a quiet calm halloween.
That statement was the past, we now have a new Commanding Officer of the 61 Precinct; Captain John M. Chell. As of right now, there is no public statement or commitment of resources for our area. In comparison to last year, DI Mastrokostas reached out early to residents for ideas. Hopefully we will hear something soon.
Locally, there has not yet been any statement. However, the GBPOA (Gerritsen Beach Property Owners Association) will meet the first Wednesday of October.
The 61 will more than likely keep the same response level. If they keep the same level of response we should expect:
- Officers at every other intersection.
- Officers at the Parks.
- Patrols following Buses.
- Roving patrols in weeds with all terrain vehicles.
- Sky Watch (this is a long shot, but it may be available)
- TARU Video cameras and such (also a long shot but who knows)