New Rochelle Reorganizes Police Beats into Three Zones

Written By: Robert Cox

NEW ROCHELLE, NY — The New Rochelle Police Department has reorganized policing “beats” into three zones: North, Central and South. The new zones went into effect at the beginning of November.

The South Zone runs from Pelham Road up to the Metro North train tracks that run through the city from east to west. The Central Zone  runs from the tracks up to Beechmont Drive in the east and to Eastchester Road in the west part of the city. Everything from from Eastchester Road and Beechmont Drive up to the city lines is the North Zone.

Beat officers interact with school and neighborhood associations, civic groups, youth groups, religious organizations, and the business community.

Members of the Police And Community Together Unit, or PACT Unit, have begun visiting commercial and neighborhood corridors to distribute customized flyers for each zone, with phone numbers for the beat officers as well as a zone-specific email. The officers within the three zones- north, central and south will coordinate coverage and information, benefitting both residents and businesses.

All beats will be overseen by PACT supervisors Lt. Gary Robinson and Sgt. Kyle Wilson.

“The goal of PACT policing is to foster a strong relationship between the New Rochelle Police Department and the community we serve,” said Police Commissioner Joseph Schaller. “This transition will enable us to give greater focus and more consistent attention to each of the zones and ultimately, to the City overall.”