A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from June 29, 2008
Country Club Precinct (Police Precincts #100 and #112 in Queens)

A “country club precinct” is a police precinct that has very little crime—policing it is like relaxing at a country club. Both the 100th Precinct in Queens (Rockaway Peninsula and the Gateway National Recreational Park) and the 112th Precinct in Queens (Forest Hills and Rego Park) have been called a “country club precinct.”


100th Precinct
Captain Thomas Barrett
Crime Statistics
92-24 Rockaway Beach Blvd., Queens, NY, 11693
(718) 318-4200
The 100th Precinct is located in the southern area of the borough of Queens on the Rockaway Peninsula. The neighborhoods within the precinct are Arverne, Belle Harbor, Breezy Point, Broad Channel, Neponsit, Rockaway Park and Roxbury. Primarily it is a residential area consisting of apartment buildings, one and two family homes.

A large area of the precinct, Gateway National Recreational Park, is comprised of 15,480 acres of dry lands, marsh land and public beaches which encompasses the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Fort Tilden, Riis Park and Breezy Point. 

112th Precinct
Captain Christopher Tamola
Crime Statistics
68-40 Austin Street, Forest Hills, NY, 11375
(718) 520-9311
The 112th Precinct encompasses two neighborhoods known as Forest Hills and Rego Park. There are many diverse religious and ethnic groups within the precinct boundaries. The neighborhoods make up a viable, upscale, middle to upper-class community. There are several shopping districts in both Forest Hills and Rego Park; 63rd Drive - from Alderton St. to 99th St.; Queens Blvd. - from the Long Island Expwy. to Union Turnpike and Austin Street - from 69 Ave. to Ascan Avenue.

Police Department in New York City
100th Precinct
Patrols area of Queens neighborhoods: Breezy Point, Broad Channel, Neponsit, Rockaway Park.
92-24 Rockaway Beach Blvd., Queens...Information:718-318-4200
Detective Squad:...718-318-4221
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112th Precinct
Patrol area covers Forest Hills and Rego Park
68-40 Austin St., Forest Hills, Queens...Information:718-520-9311
Detective Squad:...718-520-9250

Queens Police Precinct Map

amNew York
(Interview with Madeleine Realty of Forest Hills—ed.)
Q: is the neighborhood safe?
A: I know we have probably one of the lowest crime rates. I believe the police refer to it as the “country club precinct.”

Forest Hills 72
Sunday, May 20, 2007
Sunday Editorial: Good Schools, Good Grief
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COMMENTS
Steve T. said…
Another area where Forest Hills kills the rest of the city is crime. I hear these gentrifying Upper Manhattan areas still have their problems with it. One of my very favorite things about this neighborhood is that it has one of the lowest crime rates in the entire city—so low, in fact, that the precinct registered the biggest drop in crime in Queens last year despite already having one of the lowest crime rates (don’t quote me, but I think second only to the Nassauish Douglaston/Little Neck area). I’ve heard the cops refer to the 112th as the “country club precinct.” Also something to consider with kids—I know, for one thing, that my parents left Manhattan shortly after I was born largely to avoid the scary ‘70s crime problems.
May 20, 2007 1:32 PM

Queens Central Forums
BillF
Member
Somebody should protest outside the 112th precinct. They are quite incompetent.
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foodie
Member
I agree, Bill F! As I’ve said before, there’s a reason they call it the “country club precinct”...
I have called over there and it was like a race to get me off the phone!

Queens Central Forums
foodie
Member
I am so sorry that happened to you. I would be scared too. So glad you had your cell phone.
There’s a reason they call the Forest Hills cops the country club precinct. Because they act like they’re at a country club.

New York (NY) Post
REVENGE OF THE BAD OLD DAYS
FIXING THE LITTLE THINGS MADE NEW YORK CITY SAFE. THEY’RE STARTING TO BREAK AGAIN.
by JULIA VITULLO-MARTIN
June 28, 2008
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The 100th, which Castellano calls the “country club precinct,” has had five murders this year, in contrast to none last year.

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