NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police Commissioner James O’Neill is a native of Brooklyn and a 33-year veteran member of the NYPD, and he has worked to bring fundamental changes to the way the city is policed since he was sworn in back in September.
CBS2’s Kristine Johnson sat down with O’Neill this week for an exclusive interview about the department and the new direction he is taking it.
Neighborhood policing is the cornerstone of O’Neill’s administration – having the police connect with their community in a way never done before in the city.
“It will work, and it is working, because its primarily a crime-fighting model of policing,” Commissioner O’Neill said.
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