“This is my number one priority: Keeping you safe. I campaigned on it, I will deliver on it,” [New York Mayor Eric] Adams said back in January. “You have my word.”
That’s what the mayor had to say, which includes . These units put unmarked cars with police lights and 200 officers in less official looking uniforms on the streets of 30 precincts, where police say 80% of gun violence occurs. Each team gets a sergeant and five officers.
“It’s about a form of deterrence. So if the bad guys that are carrying guns believe that they could be stopped, they might stop carrying guns,” said Joseph Giacalone, a retired NYPD sergeant and adjunct professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.