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New commanding officer appointed to 108 Police Precinct

Capt. John Travaglia

Capt. John Travaglia

Nov. 20, 2014 By Christian Murray

A new commanding officer has been appointed to the 108 Police Precinct, which covers Sunnyside, Woodside and Long Island City.

Captain John Travaglia, who has spent a significant portion of his career in Queens, will be taking over the command following the departure of Capt. Brian Hennessy.

This will be Travaglia’s first time as a commanding officer. He was most recently the executive officer at the 114th Precinct that covers Astoria. Prior to that, he was an executive officer of the 104th Precinct that covers Maspeth, Middle Village and Ridgewood.

Travaglia takes the top job at a time when there has been an uptick in burglaries and other property-related crime in the precinct.  However, Astoria too has seen a jump in burglaries and other property-related crime.

Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer said that he has scheduled a meeting with Travaglia and has heard good things about him. “We look forward to meeting him as we all work to keep the neighborhood safe.”

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46th road

Please start patrolling so cars and businesses stop getting burglarized and people can comfortably walk through the parks after dark (Which is currently as early at 430pm)



It’s sad that the taking of the corner sidewalks by a builder who started off with an Illegal fence, and has been cited with a violation for taking all the sidewalks from pedestrians on 50th AND Vernon Boulevards, is not mentioned. The 108 gave up their designated parking for this outrage…let’s hear about that, not complain when there is no room at all. Possibly the police cards will not be able to respond to an emergency, because this builder/contractor, took what is public. Call 311 on them. I did, and they were given a violation.

Concerned Citizen

Dear Captain Travaglia,

Please stop your officers from parking on the sidewalks of 50th Ave. It constitutes an inconvenience for pedestrians and a hazard for the elderly, handicapped or otherwise visually impaired.


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