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
– Click the Trial Zones map above to enlarge –
Recent Press Releases:
- Brooklyn Man Sentenced to 23 Years in Prison for Shooting Rampage That Left Three People Seriously Wounded
- Manhattan Man Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison For Gunpoint Robbery of Off-Duty Police Officer and Three Others
- Homeless Man Sentenced to 25 Years to Life in Prison For Fatally Shooting Man During Robbery on Brownsville Street Corner
- Brooklyn Man Convicted of Murder for Fatally Shooting Man During Argument in Bushwick Nail Salon
- Manhattan Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Killing Acquaintance in Williamsburg