Police precinct

A precinct police station in New York City.

In the United States, a police precinct is a geographical area patrolled by a police force. The term "precinct" may also refer to the main police station for such a geographical area.

Practices and cultures of policing often vary considerably from one precinct to another.[1]

Police departments using the precinct system include the following:

See also


  1. ^ Hassell, Kimberly D. (2007). "Variation in police patrol practices: The precinct as a subā€organizational level of analysis". Policing. 30 (2): 257ā€“276. doi:10.1108/13639510710753252. Retrieved 2020-01-26. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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