Neighborhood Coordination Officers Help Recover Illegal Gun & 5 Pounds of Marijuana

(L-R) PO McDonnell, Captain Bomparola, PO Facey, Det. Narcisse, Sgt. Hirsch, PO Connolly, and Lt. Madhu

“Part of being an neighborhood coordination officer is knowing your community. You become a partner, you work together to gain an awareness of people and potential problems,” said Detective Conrad Narcisse.

NYPD neighborhood coordination officers in Bedford Stuyvesant stopped a potential shooting after a dispute escalated late last month. Detective Narcisse and his partner Police Officer Facey from the 81 Precinct responded to a call of a disorderly group on Chauncey Street after fellow officers called in the disturbance earlier.

While at the location, a group of individuals told the neighborhood coordination officers that another group of men threatened them with a gun. The officers broadcasted a description of the vehicle and patrol officers in the vicinity were able to stop the SUV. One of the suspects was placed under arrest and charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon, Criminal Possession of Marijuana, and Menacing. The truck was impounded and after a subsequent search of the vehicle approximately five pounds of marijuana and a loaded .38 cal revolver were recovered inside.