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Central Park Precinct


Captain William J Gallagher

Commanding Officer: Deputy Inspector William J Gallagher

The Central Park Precinct patrols the park’s expansive 843 acres. Central Park is home to seven naturalistic water bodies, 58 miles of pedestrian paths, six miles of roads, almost five miles of bridle path, and approximately 20,000 trees. The park also offers 30 tennis courts, 26 ball fields, 21 playgrounds, two ice skating rinks, and a swimming pool.

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Contact Information

86th and Transverse Rd
New York, NY 10024

Precinct: (212) 570-4820
Community Affairs: (212) 570-4842
Crime Prevention: (212) 570-2014 - Luis Moreira - E-mail:
Domestic Violence Officer: (212) 570-4835 - E-mail
Youth Coordination Officer: (212) 570-2029 - E-mail
Auxiliary Coordinator: (212) 570-4843
Detective Squad: (212) 570-4836



Community Council

President: Mr. Roger Thomas
Meetings: Community Council meetings typically take place on the second Wednesday of January, March, May, June, September, and November, at 7:00 PM at the precinct.