Deputy Inspector Brian McMahon, the commander of the 101 Precinct, and Captain Matthew Hanrahan, the precinct’s executive officer were among the officers who met in the auditorium of the Goldie Maple Academy, which was used as a staging area, before Operation Impact began. Photos by Miriam Rosenberg
The NYPD was out in force last Friday night as Operation Impact hit the Rockaways. Approximately 100 officers from several bureaus, including housing, transit and patrol flooded the area from Hammel Houses to the Nassau County border in an attempt to catch wanted individuals. Taking part in the operation were Deputy Inspectors Brian McMahon and Thomas Barrett of the 101 and 100 Precincts respectively.
Operation Impact targets high crime areas or places where crime has increased. It has been credited with drops in city crime statistics in the last few years.
Officers were stationed near Goldie Maple Academy at Beach 57 Street and Beach Channel Drive blocking the entrance to the street during the operation.