Belt Parkway Accident – According to New York City Police Department, an off-duty NYPD officer was involved in a car accident on Monday night, 8th of August 2022. The accident happened just before 9:30 p.m. on the Belt Parkway at Knapp Street in Sheepshead Bay. The Belt Parkway is the name given to a series of connected limited-access highways that form a belt-like circle around the New York City boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens.
The Belt Parkway comprises three of the four parkways in what is known as the Belt System: the Shore Parkway, the Southern Parkway (not to be confused with the Southern State Parkway), and the Laurelton Parkway. The three parkways in the Belt Parkway are a combined 25.29 miles (40.70 km) in length. The Cross Island Parkway makes up the fourth parkway in the system, but is signed separately. The Shore Parkway, Southern Parkway, Laurelton Parkway, and Cross Island Parkway are collectively known as the “Belt System.”
Reports states that the officer’s injuries are reported to be non-life threatening. There was no immediate word on any arrests or what caused the accident. The New York City Police Department are investigating the incident.
The New York City Police Department (NYPD), officially the City of New York Police Department, was created on May 23, 1845. It is the primary municipal law enforcement agency within the City of New York, and the largest and one of the oldest in the United States. The NYPD headquarters is at 1 Police Plaza, located on Park Row in Lower Manhattan near City Hall. The NYPD’s regulations are compiled in title 38 of the New York City Rules.
Reports states that the NYC Transit Police and NYC Housing Authority Police Department were incorporated into the NYPD in 1995. The Emergency Service Unit, K9, harbor patrol, air support, bomb squad, counterterrorism, criminal intelligence, anti-organized crime, narcotics, public transportation, and public housing units are just a few of the NYPD’s dedicated divisions. In 1845, the Municipal Police was founded to take the place of the previous night watch system.
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