Top cop at 70th Precinct earns promotion
Eric Rodriguez, the commanding officer of the 70th Police Precinct, now has a shorter, but more prestigious title. The veteran cop, who formerly commanded the 68th Precinct in Bay Ridge, has been promoted from deputy inspector to inspector by Police Commissioner Ray Kelly.
Councilman David Greenfield (D-Borough Park-Bensonhurst-Midwood) attended a recent meeting of the 70th Precinct Community Council to formally congratulate Rodriguez on his promotion. Greenfield also presented Rodriguez with an official New York City Council proclamation. Rodriguez took command of the precinct two years ago.
“It was a pleasure to personally congratulate Inspector Eric Rodriguez on his well-deserved promotion and to thank him for his great efforts on behalf of local residents. This is someone who has dedicated his life and career to keeping New Yorkers safe and improving the quality of life in all of the neighborhoods served by the 70th Precinct. We truly are fortunate to have devoted people like Inspector Rodriguez protecting our community,” Greenfield said.
He also noted Inspector Rodriguez’s efforts before, during, and after Hurricane Sandy to keep residents informed through countless e-mail updates the precinct sent to the public.