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Housing Bureau | Police Service Area 7
Commanding Officer

 Deputy Inspector Jerry P. O'Sullivan

Police Service Area #7 is located at 737 Melrose Avenue, between East 155 and East 156 Street, in the South Bronx. The PSA patrols the New York City Housing Developments in the confines of the 40th and 42nd New York City Police Precincts.

Commanding Officer's Message

As commanding Officer of PSA 7, on behalf of the men and women of the NYPD who are assigned to this community, I welcome you to our website. I have been assigned as the commanding Officer of PSA 7 since August, 2015. I look forward to working with the community to address issues concerning public safety and quality of life for the residents of NYC Public Housing. I have been a member of the NYPD since June, 1992. I have worked in the 52 Precinct, 34th Precinct, 48th Precinct, the 52 precinct again, the 40th Precinct,  Detective Bureau and the Housing Bureau Manhattan IRT.

Our mission at PSA 7 is to continue to provide quality Police service for the residents in Public Housing. Our Police Officers, supervisors and civilian staff, are dedicated men and women who address the concerns of the residents who we serve. Our goal is to provide a safe environment, to address quality of life issues and to continue to improve community relations.
The men and women at PSA 7 will be informed regularly on the issues that concern Public Housing residents.  Crime will be analyzed as it occurs each and every day. Information provided from the community will be reviewed to assist how we deploy our Officers. We encourage residents  to work with our Community Affairs Officers to assist PSA 7 members  in our effort to provide a safe environment throughout public housing.


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

Community Affairs

Community Affairs Officer: Detective William SiFonte
Community Affairs Officer: Police Officer Angel Irizarry
Law Enforcement Explorer
Coordinator: Police Officer Sabrina Porter
Auxiliary Coordinator: Police Officer Jorge Cruz

PSA 7 Community Council President: Barbara Holmes

The Community Council meeting is held on the 2nd Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at PSA 7 which is located at 737 Melrose Avenue Bronx, NY. No meetings are held in July and August.

Telephone Directory

POLICE SERVICE AREA (718) 292-6161
COMMUNITY AFFAIRS (718) 292-2042
COMPLAINT ROOM (718) 292-1153
CRIME PREVENTION (718) 292-2042
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE (718) 292-3909/3603
YOUTH OFFICER (718) 402-1722

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