Neighborhood Safety Agent Program by Sean Hayes a Candidate for NYC Council District 1

The crime rate in New York City is on the rise. The reason stems from a variety of issues discussed at: Problems & Solutions to New York's Crime Wave. One way to remedy this increase in the crime rate is to create a citywide "safety patrol" under the auspices of the NYPD modeled after the School Safety Agent program.


We here at Sean Hayes 4 NYC believe that creative and pragmatic solutions shall alleviate the problems facing New York City. We entered into this campaign because of the lack of experienced and pragmatic professionals within New York City Hall. We believes creative programs shall be pivotal in returning New York back on the track to normalcy and fear that few in our local government has the capabilities, will and experience to solve the issues facing our great and complex New York City.


The following is a non-exhaustive list of Sean Hayes's programs to alleviate the problems facing New York City:

Neighborhood Safety Agent Program

One solution to our crime problem is to place locally hired "neighborhood safety agents" in each police precinct. This program shall increase the effectiveness of recent community policing programs, while being a visible eyes and ears of the police in the community.


This Neighborhood Safety Agent Program can be modeled after the very successful School Safety Agent program. School Safety Agents "provide security and ensure the safety of students, faculty and visitors in the New York City Public School buildings and surrounding premises by patrolling and operating scanning equipment, verifying identity and escorting visitors and by challenging unauthorized personnel."


Neighborhood Safety Agents can play a similar role, as School Safety Agents, and can be the eyes, ears and the community outreach arm of the police. Sean Hayes 4 NYC proposes that:

  1. The Neighborhood Safety Agent Program is modeled after the School Safety Agent Program.

  2. All Neighborhood Safety Agents live in the precinct or transit district in which they serve in order to gain the trust of the community and for the police to understand the needs of the community.

  3. Neighborhood Safety Agents act as a conduit between the community and the police.

  4. Neighborhood Safety Agents act as the eyes and ears of the police.

  5. Neighborhood Safety Agents are visibly present on our streets, in our subway stations and in our housing projects.

  6. Neighborhood Safety Agents wear, at all times, a video recording device.

  7. Neighborhoods Safety Agents are trained and supervised by the NYPD.

  8. We commence a pilot program in a couple of precincts and, then, implement the program NY Citywide after hammering out any kinks.

In addition to this program, we must, also, return to what made New York one of the safest large cities in the world by:


Sean Hayes

(Candidate for New York City Council in District 1)

Pragmatic Solutions through Experienced Leadership


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