New York City Police Department Local Precinct
The mission of the New York City Police Department is to enhance the quality of life in New York City by working in partnership with the community to enforce the law, preserve peace, reduce fear, and maintain order. The Department is committed to accomplishing its mission to protect the lives and property of all citizens of New York City by treating every citizen with courtesy, professionalism, and respect, and to enforce the laws impartially, fighting crime both through deterrence and the relentless pursuit of criminals. The 33rd Precinct is located in the Washington Heights section of northern Manhattan, which covers one of the most complex and congested areas of the city. It is a densely populated mixture of residential multi-family apartment buildings, extensive small business, historical landmarks, and places of interest. The three primary commercial strips are Broadway, Amsterdam and St. Nicholas Avenues. There are 28 diverse Houses of Worship within the confines of this command. The 34th Precinct services the communities of Washington Heights and Inwood within the area of Manhattan, north of West 179th Street. A great ethnic, cultural and economic mix with a majority of Hispanic population. The precinct size is two square miles with 500 acres of parkland.