To enhance, in conjunction with our local precincts, the safety and quality of life for the residents within our Flatbush community.
Historical Background and Operations:
Flatbush Shomrim Safety patrol (FSSP) was founded in 1991 by Chaim Deutsch. What originally started as a volunteer anti-crime patrol, has since evolved into a multi-faceted organization, assisting the community in all matters both crime and non-crime related.
Our well trained, highly motivated and dedicated members, respond both day and night to a 24/7 emergency hotline which fields approximately 4000 calls per year. In addition, we have teams that patrol the neighborhood in their private vehicles throughout the night. Flatbush Shomrim is directly responsible for approximately 300 arrests per year. Our patrol spans parts of 4 precincts (61, 63, 66, 70). Some of our arrests include, but not limited to, car break-ins, burglaries, assaults and package theft. Additionally, with the help of out state of the art command center, we are often called on to assist in locating special categories missing’s. We thank G-D have been very successful in this endeavor.
FSSP has put together a highly effective domestic team, that deals with spousal abuse and kids/teens at risk. We offer immediate crisis intervention, and when necessary, referrals to an extensive network of appropriate agencies. This is an area where we have spared our local precincts countless hours of response time, and allow them to focus their energy on reducing crime in our community.
Flatbush Shomrim also organizes programs and events geared towards our youth. These include: bike registrations, carnivals and safety awareness presentations in our schools.
FSSP Membership Training:
- CERT (Community Emergency Response Team)
- Domestic violence intervention
Recognizing autistic behavior
- C.O.P. training by the NYPD
- Search and Rescue
- Mobilization training for possible disasters by local precincts
- Surveillance techniques training
- Citizens Police Academy