Created: 02/21/2014 5:49 PM WNYT.com
By: Abigail Bleck
Team Policing is, basically, phase two of Community Policing -- which took effect in 2010. It fuses Beat Cops with Patrol Officers so Beat Cops aren't a neighborhood's only link to the Albany Police Department. When Team Policing took effect this fall, Patrol Officers were reassigned to focus on specific neighborhoods. So now, when the Beat Cop's shift ends there are other officers who are familiar with the area, its issues and residents and they work in cohesion with the Beat Officers.