Burglary At Roosevelt Island's Senior Center, Youths Found Hiding In Closet - What Are The Duties And Responsibilities Of Roosevelt Island Public Safety Department?
The 11/24 - 25 Roosevelt Island Public Safety Report indicated:
Burglary - PSD and NYPD responded. Two subjects arrested.Roosevelt Island Public Safety Director Keith Guerra adds:
The Burglary was committed at 546 Main St. It involved two male youths age 14, who are island residents. The youths entered the Senior Center via climbing through a window. The youths were found hiding in a closet. Both subjects were brought to the 114 pct where their parents/guardians were contacted.The Public Safety Department recently revamped their section of the RIOC web page to better describe it's duties and responsibilities on Roosevelt Island. According to the RIOC Public Safety Department:
The following is a rundown of staff and specific duties they perform as mandated by the law, along with those responsibilities that enhance the “quality of life” on the Island.Click here for a fuller description of the Traffic, Ticketing, Towing, Youth, Crisis Intervention, Emergency Response and Public Outreach duties of the Roosevelt Island Public Safety Department.
Staffing and Patrols
The Public Safety Department works round-the-clock, on 8-hour shifts, some overlapping to provide extra coverage as needed. Every shift is staffed by 4-12 officers, including one or two sergeants and a Lieutenant, as needed. The officers are assigned to patrol specific areas of the Island.
Each shift includes:
A Desk Officer at headquarters who receives and refers telephone calls. These calls can range from reports of criminal activity to medical emergencies. All emergency calls are automatically relayed to the 114th Precinct, the Fire Department or EMS through the 911 system; at the same time Public Safety Officers are immediately dispatched to the scene.
Officers patrol around the bridge and Motorgate lobby, the subway station and the tram area, (The station interior is under the jurisdiction of the NYC Police Dept.)
Remaining officers conduct an average of 10 patrols per shift, including patrol of all public areas and vertical patrols of Roosevelt Landings, Island House, Westview and Rivercross according to contracts with building owners. There are close to 50 routes within these buildings that receive regular attention, and while Public Safety Officers are not authorized to patrol inside the Manhattan Park, Octagon and Riverwalk complexes, they do patrol the exterior and respond to any emergencies inside the buildings.
Officers assigned to patrol public areas, pay close attention to the storefronts on Main Street, Motorgate, and the exterior areas of all the residential buildings. Each shift also includes traffic enforcement and checking the parks, the tram, the fence at Southpoint, and the seawall areas. A fleet of bicycles and segways, allow officers to cover more ground more frequently....