Brooklyn is divided into 23 police precincts, each with its own commander and community precinct council. To better serve these diverse communities, the office is divided into five trial zones. Each zone encompasses four or five police precincts within a specified geographic area, and is distinguishable by a color-coded designation: Red, Blue, Grey, Green, and Orange. This approach enhances communication between Bureau Chiefs, Precinct Commanders and community leaders, thereby aiding law enforcement in establishing priorities for reducing criminal activity.
Assistant district attorneys within each zone handle a full range of offenses from violations and misdemeanors to drug sales, assaults, burglaries, robberies, and attempted murder. They present felony cases to the Grand Jury for indictment and then prosecute those cases in Brooklyn’s Supreme Court through disposition.
Red, Blue, Grey, Green, Orange
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Recent Press Releases:
- Queens Man Indicted for Fatal Beating of Brooklyn Video Game Designer in Early Morning Attack on Williamsburg Street Corner
- Bronx Man Who Shot and Paralyzed Former High School Basketball Star Sentenced to 17 Years in Prison
- Brooklyn Man Indicted for Manslaughter for Causing Motorcyclist’s Death While Driving Under the Influence and Speeding
- Drunk Driver Sentenced to Up to 9 Years in Prison for Crash That Fatally Pinned Coworker at South Slope Job Site
- Brooklyn Man Sentenced to 1 ½ to 3 Years in Prison for Three Hate Crime Attacks in Three Days Against White Men