New Top Cop at 106th Precinct

New Top Cop at 106th Precinct

Photo Courtesy of Our Neighbor’s
Civic Association of Ozone Park

Newly minted 106th Precinct commanding officer, Capt. John Costello, addresses Our Neighbor’s Civic Association of Ozone Park.

By Michael V. Cusenza

City Police officials recently announced changes to the department, including a new commanding officer of the 106th Precinct.

Captain John Costello, formerly the commanding officer of Assistant Chief David Barrere’s specialized units in Patrol Borough Queens South, succeeds Deputy Inspector Brian Bohannon, Jr., whose latest assignment has him staying in The World’s Borough as the new top cop of the 113th Precinct. He once served as the 113th’s executive officer.

“Captain Costello is looking forward to meeting all of you and working together to improve our community,” said Barrere, commanding officer of Queens South, in a message to area leaders. “As always, thank you for your support.

Bohannon has been CO of the 106 for the past three years, stewarding the South Queens command through some difficult (an unnerved Howard Beach community following the heinous murder of jogger Karina Vetrano) and revolutionary (implementing the Neighborhood Policing program) times.

“It was a pleasure to have worked there,” Bohannon told The Forum Tuesday in an email.

The 106 serves Ozone Park, South Ozone Park, Lindenwood, Howard Beach, and Hamilton Beach.

Bohannon succeeds Inspector Jerry O’Sullivan, who departs the Jamaica precinct for the NYPD’s Detective Bureau, according to Barrere.

The 113th Precinct serves the southeastern area of Jamaica, along with St. Albans, Hollis, Springfield Gardens, South Ozone Park, South Jamaica, Addisleigh Park, and Locust Manor.


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