New Commanding Officer At 106th Pct.

BY LUIS GRONDA
Staff Writer

There’s a new officer in charge at the 106th Precinct.

Deputy Inspector Jeffery Schiff introduced himself to community residents at the most recent Community Board 10
meeting last week.

Schiff, who comes to the 106th from the 76th Precinct in Brooklyn, has had a rapid rise in the ranks since joining the force 17 years ago, at the age of 29.He started his career at the 103rd Precinct, which covers parts of Southeast Queens. Schiff chose that precinct, he said, because he wanted to be at a precinct where he could learn the most about the job.

“It’s a very busy place and I wanted to be thrown into difficult situations. That’s where you learn the most,” Schiff
said.

After five years as a patrol officer, he was promoted to sergeant and sent to the 108th Precinct, which patrols parts of Long Island City, Sunnyside and Woodside, then was promoted to lieutenant and reassigned to the 1st Precinct in Manhattan just after 9/11. In 2007, he was promoted to captain after 10-and-a-half years in the NYPD, serving in three precincts in Brooklyn before coming to the 106th.

Schiff said he was able to decrease crime at the 76th Precinct because the community worked hand-in-hand with
police.

“The one thing that I can take away from all my experience is the reason we were down in crime in the 76th Precinct is the community helped out a great deal and that’s what I’m looking to carry over,” he said.

He added that he plans to tackle two problems he has often heard in the community meetings he has attended so far: noise complaints and people parking in front of driveways. Schiff’s tactic to resolve the problem is to research the requirements of throwing a loud party and handing out letters to community members of their findings. Schiff said there will be penalties enforced if people do not obtain the proper permits needed for those parties.

The previous commanding officer of the 106th, Deputy Inspector Thomas Pascale, was transferred to Patrol Borough Brooklyn South.

Reach Luis Gronda at (718) 357-7400, Ext. 127, lgronda@queenstribune.com, or @luisgronda.