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:
- Defendant Who Allegedly Drove Drunk and Killed Pedestrian in Bushwick Arraigned on Indictment Charging Him with Depraved Indifference Murder
- Brooklyn Man Sentenced to 23 Years to Life in Prison for Fatally Shooting a Man During an Ambush in Bedford-Stuyvesant
- Off-Duty Police Officer Indicted for Gunpoint Robbery Of Brooklyn Man Outside of Bushwick Nightclub
- Drunk Driver Who Caused Woman to Fall to her Death from Elevated Highway Sentenced to up to 15 Years in Prison
- Queens Man Sentenced to 75 Years in Prison for One-Night Crime Spree Of Shootings, Carjackings and Assaults in Crown Heights