NYPD revives subway night patrol unit from NYC’s bad old days

Police officials are bringing targeted night patrols back to the subway system, NYPD Transit Chief Jason Wilcox told MTA board members Monday.

The patrol cops, known as “Train Patrol Force, or TPF,” will walk trains and platforms at night, when a large chunk of in-train crimes occur, Wilcox said — just as they did decades ago.

“We have created a new Train Patrol Force, or TPF, that will perform dedicated targeted and visible train patrols on the late evening and overnight hours,” Wilcox said.

The unit existed under the NYC Transit Police before it merged with the NYPD in 1995.

“The TPF is not a new

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