Flatbush is served and protected by the officers of the 70th Precinct of the New York City Police Department, led by Deputy Inspector Eric Rodriques. The “Seven-O” precinct is located at 154 Lawrence Avenue (11230) west of Ocean Parkway. The 70th , is one of 13 precincts under the command of Brooklyn South Patrol, led by Assistant Chief Joseph Fox. Brooklyn South is located at the northern edge of Flatbush — on Park Circle at Coney Island Avenue, near the entrance to Prospect Park. The precinct has several divisions and units that address different kinds of crimes. The officers that residents most often come in contact with are “beat” officers of the Community Policing Unit. To find the officer assigned to your area, call the CPU at the number listed below. The Police Department has a substantial web site that provides information about divisions and special units in the department. It provides regularly updated crime statistics by patrol division and precinct. For a link to crime statistic pages go to — http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/html/pct/cspdf.html.
70th Precinct Community Council – To express concerns about crime and security issues, attend the Community Council meetings on the last Wednesday of each month at UCP- 175 Lawrence Avenue across the street from the precinct. FDC Security Council is comprised of residents representing all neighborhoods, and is the liason between the precinct and the community, working directly with the 7-0 to address crime and security issues. To report a crime, call 911. To report to the community, sign on to FDC’s Speak Up! Network, at firstname.lastname@example.org.