NYPD posts helmeted cops with high-powered guns outside precincts

Helmeted cops with high-powered guns have been posted at police precincts around the city to protect cops, the Daily News has learned.

The move comes after three cops were killed in Baton Rouge Sunday and five in Dallas on July 7 in retaliation, authorities say, for recent high-profile fatal police shootings of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota.

NYPD Chief of Department James O’Neill, in an internal memo sent Monday, said that although “there are no credible threats” to the NYPD, heavily armed officers assigned to the Critical Response Command and the Strategic Response Group have been dispatched to precincts, transit commands and housing stationhouses.

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Elite NYPD cops in June 2004.


“The teams will be visible with helmets and long guns,” the memo said. “Combined CRC and SRG units will randomly visit numerous commands per platoon.”

The NYPD similarly protected precincts after the December 2014 executions of Brooklyn officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos.

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An elite NYPD cop speaks with a civilian in June 2004.


The CRC and SRG were later formed by NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton to provide stand alone units capable of responding within minutes to major incidents – from protests to mass shootings to terror attacks. The NYPD had previously pulled officers from their regular precinct assignments to assist in various counterterrorism initiatives and for large-scale events, such as the annual United Nations General Assembly.

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