MMC’s “Public Affairs and Political Reporting” Students Visit 19th Precinct

October 09, 2019
  • Upper East Side's 19th Police Precinct
Students in Public Affairs and Political Reporting with Tatiana Serafin, Assistant Professor of Communication and Media Arts and Coordinator of Journalism at MMC, visited the Upper East Side’s local precinct on 67th Street to learn how police officers cover and patrol the neighborhood.

During the class’s visit, Detective Michael Lombardi detailed how the Upper East Side precinct—which spans a wide geographical area and hosts 72 consulates and missions—is covered by the New York City Police Department. The busy precinct, which spans 59th Street to 96th Street and the East River to Central Park, was buzzing with activity as Det. Lombardi took students through a tour of the late-17th century building. During their visit, students were shown the booking room and learned key differences between robbery and grand larceny, viewed a testing of an officer’s taser, and walked through the Muster Room where assignments are distributed to officers.

MMC students at the 19th Precinct in Manhattan with Det. Michael Lombardi.MMC students at the 19th Precinct in Manhattan with Det. Michael Lombardi.Detective Lombardi also encouraged students to attend the precinct’s monthly community meetings, held the first Monday of each month at 7:00 pm.

Many thanks to the 19th Precinct for their hospitality!