Yesterday it was announced that the commanding officer of the 25th Precinct (northern East Harlem) is leaving:
It looks like the winds of change have blown through the 25 Precinct. I found out last night I will be transferred as of tomorrow. I will be moving on, and you’ll have a new commanding officer shortly. It will be physically impossible to personally thank each and every one of you. For those I have not talked with, I would just like to say thank you for your hard work, commitment, and passion in helping us serve the upper east harlem community.
In my tenure here, we certainly have had to deal with quite tumultuous times. From the protests and demonstrations, right into an unprecedented global wide epidemic that our society has never seen before that had an untold amount of stress on both our professional and personal lives. We had the first patrol related covid fatality in the passing of PO Eric Murray. Then we had to experience one of our own getting shot by a stray bullet on new year’s day of 2022. While these times certainly were not easy, through it all, with your help in bridging the gap between police and community, we have persevered.
It has been an honor and pleasure being the commanding officer of the 25 pct. What made it an honor and pleasure wasn’t the position, rank, or title. It was the privilege of working with you, and for you. There were some good times and certainly some tough times, but through it all, we prevailed. I am confident the individual stepping in my shoes will do an outstanding job and I will do everything possible to ease the transition.
Thank you for all you do for upper east harlem, and thank you for forging and strengthening our relationships.
I recently saw this quote somewhere, and it resonated with me profoundly.
“There are four things in life you can never get back…a word after it is said…trust after it is lost…time after it’s gone…and an opportunity after it’s missed”
There is nothing more valuable in life than relationships and experiences, and you have all been a fundamental part of mine for the past three years.
Thank you for everything
Deputy Inspector Christopher Henning
Commanding Officer, 25th Precinct
120 East 119th street, NY NY 10035
Burglary On West 126th Street
An HNBA member sent this:
This is a video of my friend’s home being broken into today in broad daylight She lives on West 126th across the street from the women’s shelter. Please pass this info to members of our neighborhood association.
Thanks and be careful!