Ramos formally introduced himself to the community during last Wednesday’s 112th Precinct Community Council meeting. He has been with the police force for 29 years, mostly serving in neighborhoods within the Bronx and Manhattan.
“When I got the phone call that I’d be going to the 112th Precinct, I knew it was a great place because I got numerous phone calls from people that I used to work with who said to me ‘how did you do that?’” Ramos joked.
His experience includes working with anti-crime, street narcotics and domestic violence units. Ramos also served as the executive officer in the 43rd and 45th precincts.
Although he isn’t familiar with Forest Hills and Rego Park in the past, Ramos said he could certainly handle the upcoming crowd control duties at the Memorial Day parade, as well as respond to the throngs of concert goers at Forest Hills Stadium this summer.
He commended his predecessor for the welcoming embrace, adding that instead of going straight to the 109th Precinct on her first day, Harrison returned to the 112th Precinct to meet him and go over pressing concerns in the neighborhood, such as parking, fire and traffic issues.
Since the beginning of the year, overall crime has dipped in the area. However, theft is still an issue. Members of the Financial Crimes Task Force came to the meeting to discuss ways to prevent and tackle ATM and check scams, as well as credit card and identity theft.
The discussion has been ongoing since January and concerns can be brought up at the next Community Council meeting on Monday, June 27. At the meeting, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton will also make an appearance to speak with concerned citizens.