New York Police Department orders more transit cops to patrol subways alone, leaving some worried for their safety

By Thomas Tracy, Dan Rivoli, and Graham Rayman, New York Daily News; November 9, 2017

The NYPD has ordered more transit cops to go solo when patrolling the subways — a move transit workers and police union bosses slammed, the Daily News has learned.

Chief Joseph Fox, head of the Transit Division, told commanders of the 12 districts across the city to station more solo posts to increase coverage, sources told The News. The directive took effect Tuesday at midnight and affects day and evening tours. Transit cops on the midnight tour will continue to patrol in pairs.

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