BP Fossella, Police Leaders Call For Action To Address Surge Of Violence Against Uniformed Police Officers In NYC


BP Fossella, Police Leaders to Call for Action to Address Surge of Violence Against Police in New York City 

There have been more than 3,200 assaults on NYPD officers this year 

Staten Island, NY – Borough President Vito Fossella and local police leaders issued a call to action given the recent record number of assaults on police officers at a press conference at the Detectives’ Endowment Association office on Friday, December 15th, at 11:30 AM.

As of November 2023, there have been 3,200 assaults on New York City Police Department (NYPD) officers throughout the year. On average, once every 3 hours of every day, a police officer is assaulted. Assaults on cops are up 21% from 2022, 41% over 2021.

Joining Borough President Fossella will be President of the NYPD Detectives’ Endowment Association Paul DiGiacomo, as well as representatives from the Lieutenants Benevolent Association and the Sergeants Benevolent Association.

Borough President Fossella will make the case that these numbers illustrate failed policies that seem to protect too many criminals, while punishing victims and police officers. He will call upon local and state elected officials and community leaders to work to protect our men and women in uniform and reverse the policies that have created an environment that is permissive to anti-police violence.

Banner Image: NYPD bike unit. Image Credit – Toms Rīts


BP Vito Fossella

The Office of the Borough President has a responsibility to advocate for the entire Borough of Staten Island and all its residents, and represents the Borough's interests within City government. The Borough President communicates directly with the Mayor and the City Council to emphasize Staten Island’s budget priorities. In addition, the Borough President is responsible for reviewing major land use decisions and proposing sites for city facilities within the Borough. As the chair of the Borough Board, the Borough President leads Staten Island’s City Council delegation and Community Board chairs in the process of reviewing and approving the transfer of public properties to private use. The Borough President’s Office houses the Borough's Topographical Bureau, which maintains the borough’s official maps and assigns street addresses. The Borough President monitors the delivery of city services on Staten Island, and acts as a liaison between residents and city agencies when problems arise to devise solutions. The Borough President is also responsible for appointing one member to the Panel for Educational Policy and one member to the City Planning Commission, as well as some 150 members to Staten Island’s three community boards.

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