Yonkers mayor announces new police precinct during address
Mayor Mike Spano announced the creation of a new police precinct Wednesday night during his annual State of the City address.
While he said that Yonkers remains one of the safest cities in the nation, Spano said it's time to combat crime in some of the city's toughest neighborhoods.
According to the mayor, 22 percent of the city's crime happens in the 3rd and 4th precincts.
"By creating a new police precinct, which we will call the 5th Precinct, and using existing resources, we can target these areas and drive down the crime rate even lower," he says.
Roberto Tapia, owner of Carlito's Pizzeria on Spruce Street in the Nodine Hill section of Yonkers, says putting up a precinct is a good idea.
Other neighbors have also applauded the mayor's vision for the future. Adrian DeCosta, of Yonkers, says he has an 8-year-old boy and would feel safer with a new police station.