Scott Henderson took over this week from Deputy Inspector Anthony Tasso.
On Monday, Capt. Scott Henderson succeeded Dep.
Insp. Anthony Tasso, taking over the Classon Avenue station house after four years as the executive officer at the even-busier 75th Precinct in East New York.
Mr. Henderson, a 41-year-old resident of Saint Albans, Queens, said he's suited for the new position for two main reasons: at the 75th Precinct, he led a "Operation Impact" task force that had about 20 more officers in it than the entire 88th Precinct, and he's a lifetime New Yorker.
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started this week, but his
nameplate was ready.
"I'm a taxpayer and I know what I want from my local precinct in Queens," he
"And I know how important quality-of-life crimes are to this community."
Mr. Henderson said he is especially attuned to one local problem, given that he graduated from Brooklyn Technical HS in 1988.
"Then as now, the biggest issue was making sure the students get home safely and stay out of trouble," he
takes over a precinct that has made historic reductions in crime over the past 20 years, but has been stymied in recent years by upticks in larceny, thanks, in part, to the ongoing wave of iPhone thefts.
To Captain Henderson: Congratulations on your assignment to the Fort Greene and Clinton Hill community.