Police precinct


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.

A precinct police station in New York City.

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

Police departments using the precinct system include the following:

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Hassell, Kimberly D. (2007). "Variation in police patrol practices: The precinct as a sub‐organizational level of analysis". Policing. 30 (2): 257–276. doi:10.1108/13639510710753252. Retrieved 2020-01-26.