There is a strong focus on youth at Public Safety. Because the youth population here is relatively small (Roosevelt Island has approximately 2,500 young people between the ages of 1 and 17), many of the Public Safety Department’s officers are familiar with individual island youths. Often we get to know them because they drop in at headquarters and ask for help in sealing a leaking bicycle tire or basketball, to register bicycles or other needs they may have.

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  1. Interactive Programs
  2. Violations
  3. Arrests
  4. Confidentiality

Interactive Programs

The PSD also is involved in many interactive programs for young people, such as the Island’s Youth Center - where RIOC funds two full-time employees - and programs at the 114th Precinct, which has a Community Policing Officer assigned to Roosevelt Island and other areas.