NYPD to roll out new ‘Neighborhood Safety’ anti-gun team


The NYPD will soon roll out a new hybrid plainclothes police squad to combat gun violence in the Big Apple — in what appears to be a revamped version of the disbanded anti-crime unit, The Post has learned.

The new units, dubbed Neighborhood Safety Teams, will replace the uniformed Public Safety Teams in the top 30 commands where shootings surged last year, according to a memo sent out Friday by Chief of Department Ken Corey.

“Neighborhood Safety Teams will be responsible for addressing violent street crimes, specifically targeting perpetrators who carry and use illegal firearms,” according to the memo obtained by The Post.

“They will perform duty attired in a hybrid plain-clothes/uniform, and their name, rank, and shield number will appear on their outermost garment at all times so that the public and other officers can identify them as…

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