New York City Police Department

Housing Bureau | Police Service Area 6
Commanding Officer

Deputy Inspector Luis A. Despaigne


Police Service Area 6 is located at 2770 Frederick Douglass Blvd, between West 147th and West 148th Street, in Manhattan. PSA 6 covers 18 Developments, which are in the confines of the, 24, 26, and the 32 Precincts.

Commanding Officer's Message

I would like to thank the many Council Members, Residents and NYCHA staff who made my transition as a new Commanding Officer a pleasant and smooth one. Our focus for the next few months will be continuing to combat violent crime, and educating residents concerning Domestic Violence issues and Identity Theft which is the fastest growing crime in America.

We will continue to implement plans to address and enhance the Quality of life conditions for the residents of PSA 6. I know our cooperative efforts will help us reach our goal of improving the way of life for our Residents.


Help us help you solve open cases by providing information that can assist in apprehending perpetrators. YOU DON'T HAVE TO REVEAL YOU IDENTITY TO SOLVE A VIOLENT CRIME call 1-800-577-TIPS if your information leads to an arrest and indictment you may receive a Reward of up to $2000.



Programs/Initiatives

Anti-Auto Theft Program — The Combat Auto Theft (C.A.T.) Program is a voluntary decal program which entails a more aggressive police response to auto theft by authorizing investigative stops of participating vehicles. Vehicle stops are made during the hours of 1:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m., on the basis of two identifying decals affixed to both rear and side windows of the automobile.

Operation Commuter C.A.T. — This program operates the same way as the one above. The only difference is you register your vehicle at the precinct where the vehicle will be parked during business hours. Owners will sign a consent form, which certifies to the Department that the auto is not operated between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM.

Help End Auto Theft Program (H.E.A.T.) — H.E.A.T. Is a volunteer decal program, operational twenty-four (24) hours a day. Its aim is to combat auto thefts by providing the Police Department with reasonable suspicion necessary to conduct a vehicle stop and investigation whenever a person apparently under the age of twenty- five (25) is observed operating a vehicle bearing HEAT decals. Owners of motor vehicles who are New York City residents and are above the age of forty (40) may participate in this program.

Operation Identification for Vehicles — The program "Operation Identification for Vehicles" involves marking car radios and other valuable parts with a pen that utilizes invisible ink; this ink can only be seen under "black ultraviolet light" which can be used to identify stolen auto parts.

Operation Identification for Premises —The program "Operation Identification for Premises" involves marking valuables in your apartment with an engraving pen with an easy identifiable number that is registered with New York City Police Department.

VIN Etching — This program consists of etching your vehicles identification number on your auto glass. You can also get a discount on your insurance.

Bicycle Registration Program — Bicycles enrolled in this program shall be marked with the precinct engraving tools, using a three (3) digit number indicating the precinct designation followed by a four (4) digit number, in numerical sequence of enrollment. This program will ensure that a recovered vehicle is returned to its owner.

Counter-Terrorism Program — The NYPD has established an "Anti-Terrorism Hotline." This program has been established to obtain your assistance in identifying terrorism. If you see someone acting in a suspicious manner you can help by placing an anonymous phone call to 1-888 NYC-SAFE. Remember if you see someone acting in a suspicious manner be conscious of their actions and not influenced by their appearance. By calling 1-888 NYC-SAFE (692-7233) reports may be made at any time, day or night. Remember you don't have to leave your name to participate and all calls will be kept confidential.

Law Enforcement Explorers — The Law Enforcement Explorer Program was created to encourage boys and girls between 14 and 20 years of age to consider Law Enforcement as a career goal. It instills self-confidence, discipline, and teamwork in its members. The Explorers learn various Police procedures and participate in various Department events and field trips. If you have a child or know of a child who might be interested in, or may benefit from this program you can contact the PSA Explorer Coordinator.

Auxiliary Police Program — The Auxiliary Police Program enables civic minded individuals between the ages of 17 ½ to 60 to take an active role in ensuring that crime is curbed in their neighborhood. Each officer must attend a rigorous 16-week training program (once a week) that includes topics such as law, police science, social science and self-defense.

Cadet Corps Program – The Cadet Corps provides qualified college men and women with a chance to experience the challenges and personal rewards of a career in the NYPD. The Police Cadet Program is a PAID internship program. The Housing Bureau Cadet Program, candidates should be a NYC Housing Authority resident (preferred) with a minimum of 15 credits and carrying a minimum of 12 credits and a 2.0 GPA per semester. For more information call 212 – NY CADET


Community Affairs

Detective Cordell Cheatham and Police Officer David Collado, staff the PSA6 Community Affairs Unit. They establish and maintain personal contact with civic and communities group within the command and attend meetings. They liaison with community/youth council leadership and act as liaison between the community council executive board and the commanding officer. They investigate incidents and conditions that may lead to intra/inter group community unrest. Respond to disorders, demonstrations, racial conflicts, or other unusual conditions resulting in large groups on the street. Develop and implement community affairs programs.

PSA 6 Community Affairs 212-694-7723/7724

PSA Community Council President: Leona Draper

The Community Council meeting is held on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 7:00 P.M. PSA 6, 2770 Frederick Douglas Blvd. NY, NY.


Telephone Directory

POLICE SERVICE AREA (212) 694-7700
COMMUNITY AFFAIRS (212) 694-7723
COMMUNITY POLICING (212) 694-7700
CRIME PREVENTION (212) 694-7723
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE (212) 694-7714
YOUTH OFFICER (212) 694-7710
AUXILIARY COORDINATOR (212) 694-7723


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