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Crime Prevention

The Bureau's Crime Prevention Division provides a number of services to assist in safeguarding property and protecting oneself. Below is a list of the various programs offered. For more information, visit Property Protection Services and Security and Safety Services or visit the Crime Prevention officer at your local police precinct.

Crime Prevention Officer/Older Adult Liason Contact:


Crime Prevention Services

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Available Citywide at all NYPD:

  • Precincts
  • Housing Authority
  • Transit Districts

Bicycle Registration Program
Combat Auto Theft (CAT)
Operation Identification
Public Awareness Safety Lectures
Taxi/Livery Robbery Inspection Program
Security Surveys
VIN Etching Program

Nightlife Best Practices

The Best Practices for Nightlife Establishments handbook was created by the Police Department in conjunction with the New York City Hospitality Alliance. It was designed to assist the nightlife industry in maintaining establishments which are safe and free from illegal activity, including drug sales, underage drinking, overconsumption of alcohol, violence, prostitution, assaults, and sex offenses, and what nightlife professionals should know about counterterrorism threats and preparedness.

The third edition, published in March, 2018, is now available in both English and Spanish.

Crime Prevention Tips

Please read the Department's important crime prevention tips. These tips help protect you from becoming a victim of crime.