There was a surprise guest last night at the monthly 7th Precinct Community Council meeting: Police Commissioner James O’Neill.
The commissioner has been making the rounds at precincts across the city, in support of his community policing initiative (coming to the Lower East Side in October).
He praised Deputy Inspector Steven Hellman, the precinct’s commanding officer, who was recently promoted from captain. O’Neill did have one complaint, remarking jokingly that it felt like about 105 degrees in the meeting room (it was, in fact, sweltering)!
O’Neill posed with officers receiving this month’s “Cop of the Month” awards.