10th Precinct Has New Commanding Officer, Twitter Account


BY SCOTT STIFFLER | As of June 26, the 10th Precinct established a Twitter presence. “You will be amazed at the amount of information we’ll compress into 140 characters or less,” promised 10th Precinct Community Affairs Officer Salvatore Saetta, in a June 24 email that also touted the medium’s ability to provide local crime alerts and promote important community meetings. Follow @NYPD10Pct.

That wasn’t the only new addition to the 10th Precinct. A July 1 email from the NYPD’s Community Affairs office announced that Deputy Inspector Michele Irizarry is now the Commanding Officer. She replaces Captain David Miller, who’d been on the job for just over a year. No explanation was given for Miller’s reassignment to the Patrol Borough Queens North — but there was an assurance that “Deputy Inspector Irizarry will work diligently to build on the efforts of her predecessor.” The Fordham University gradate began her career with the NYPD in 1995, as a patrol officer in the 44th Precinct. She was promoted to Sergeant in 2000; Lieutenant in 2005; Captain in 2007; and Deputy Inspector in 2012.