NYC: NYPD boosts its unarmed volunteer forces in subways to help combat crime

The NYPD is deploying more members of its unarmed volunteer auxiliary force into subway stations to help combat crime, officials said Friday.

Police Commissioner Dermot Shea told Fox’s “Good Day New York” that the department has added to its legion of cops in the subways by putting “auxiliary officers recently into the top 20 stations, just really all to make New Yorker’s feel safe.”

Interim MTA President Sarah Feinberg also announced the deployment of auxiliary officers, who are used for non-enforcement police duties.

“The addition of these officers is a good step forward,” Feinberg said in a press release. “But make no mistake more needs to be done to ensure the system comes back, and in turn the city comes back.


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