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:
- Brooklyn Man Sentenced to 33 Years to Life in Prison for Fatal Shooting of East Williamsburg Metal Worker during Crime Spree
- Court Officer Charged with Official Misconduct for Coercing Woman to Perform Sexual Act in Court Stairwell
- Crown Heights Man Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison For Trying to Torch Subway Booth during Robbery Attempt
- Brooklyn Man Convicted of Murder for Fatal Shooting of East Williamsburg Metal Worker during Crime Spree
- Two Brooklyn Men Sentenced to Prison for Possessing LSD, MDMA, Marijuana, Steroids, and Other Drugs