Fort Greene and Clinton Hill residents, elected officials and other members of the community welcomed a new member of the 88th Precinct to the neighborhood earlier this week.
Captain Jane Marie Finnerty introduced herself to those gathered at the 88th Precinct Community Council Meeting Tuesday night. Finnerty recently made her way to the 88th Precinct, having been promoted to Captain in late 2012.
Before coming to the 88th Precinct, Finnerty "never worked a day of [her] life in Brooklyn," but she noted that she's happy to be stationed in the neighborhoods the Precinct cover, saying their vibrant art culture reminds her of Grenwich Village.
She encouraged attendees to say hello if they see her driving around the neighborhood, and joked that if she asks for directions, to help out as she is still getting used to the neighborhood.
Separately, she encouraged residents to be vigilant in locking their home's doors and windows as the area has experienced a recent uptick in burglaries and robberies. Though the directive sounds basic, for some people who move in to the neighborhood from other states, it's important to remember, Finnerty said.