NYPD announces plan to expand 'Operation Impact' following its success
The NYPD announced Monday it plans to expand a program that has helped to reduce crime.
'Operation Impact' began in 2003 and has been credited with cutting crime by 33 percent citywide. It is now being expanded to four additional precincts.
Under the second 'Operation Impact, the NYPD plans to target a number of areas in the city including neighborhoods in the Bronx. Both Soundview, Fordham and Williamsbridge, which were also targeted under last year's program, will once again have extra police officers.
In addition to having increased patrols on the streets and in subways, the city is placing more police at Bronx housing developments. The developments include the Millbrook, Mitchell, Mott Haven and Patterson Houses.
The NYPD is deploying more than 1,000 rookie officers for the program.