Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly today presided over the rededication of the Department’s 17th Precinct station house, which serves the business, residential and diplomatic communities in Manhattan’s East Side.
“The men and women of the 17th Precinct have succeeded in making this neighborhood among the city’s most desirable places to live and work,” Commissioner Kelly said. “Their dedication has driven down crime 35 percent over the past 6 years and they now have a station house that reflects the area’s vitality. I congratulate them and all the members of the Department, uniformed and civilian, whose work has made this possible.”
The $4.5 million reconstruction project began in March 2006 and includes advanced computer and communications technology, a new main desk, muster room and arrest processing area. In addition, the station house has been renovated with new plumbing, central air conditioning, electrical systems, flooring and lighting.
The 17th Precinct covers the Sutton Area, Beekman Place, Kipps Bay, Turtle Bay, Murray Hill, Manhattan East and the Rose Hill Communities from its location at 167 E. 51st Street. It is commanded by Deputy Inspector John Wallace.
More information about the 17th and all New York City Police Department precincts can be found online at http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/.