New York City Police Department

Precincts | 61st Precinct
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Captain John M. Chell
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2575 Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY, 11223-5027
(718) 627-6611

The 61st Precinct is located in the south end of Brooklyn. It is a residential area encompassing, Sheepshead Bay, Gravesend, Kings Highway, Homecrest, Madison, Manhattan Beach, and Gerritsen Beach. There are 2 New York City Housing complexes. Gerritsen Beach is located on the Eastside of the Command and named after Wolphert Gerritsen, a settler there before the Revolutionary War. Gravesend, the word comes from two Anglo-Saxon words meaning: at the end of a grove of trees. It was named after the English seaport of Gravesend, Gravesham, Kent. Manhattan Beach, a seaside resort named after Manhattan in the 19th Century, is a fashionable residential area located across Sheepshead Bay. Kings Highway, named after King George III of England, was an old Indian path and one of the first highways of the borough. Midwood, located between Gravesend and Flatbush, comes from the Dutch word meaning "middle woods." For more information about the communities in the 61st Precinct, contact The Gravesend Historical Society or look for the Guide Map to Historical Sites in Gravesend, Brooklyn. Lundy's Restaurant is an historical site, a visible symbol of Sheepshead Bay, in its heyday, and exemplifying the resurgence of a nationally popular tourist attraction, re-opened after being closed for over 20 years. The re-opening has been a momentous event because of the fact that it is a designated historic landmark and significant to the improving attractions and quality of life within the Sheepshead Bay area. 


Contact Information

Precinct: (718) 627-6611
Community Affairs: (718) 627-6847
Community Policing: (718) 627-6847
Crime Prevention: (718) 627-6632
Domestic Violence: (718) 627-6606
Youth Officer: (718) 627-6614
Auxiliary Coordinator: (718) 627-6628
Detective Squad: (718) 627-6620 


Community Council

President: Yves Etienne
Meetings: The 61st Precinct community council meets at 3093 Ocean Ave., on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7:30 P.M. The 61st Precinct would like to invite you to our monthly meetings.  Come in and meet with Deputy Inspector Georgios Mastrokostas and his executive staff. Also, meet your community police officer and your local elected official.