Police to Step Up Patrol of New York Subway, Adams Says

New York City will require police officers to conduct more frequent and regular sweeps of the subway system and work with homeless outreach teams to reassure current riders and lure back more commuters to a transit system that needs them, Mayor Eric Adams and Gov. Kathy Hochul said in a joint announcement on Thursday.

Mr. Adams, a former transit police officer, said that he and police leaders would direct the city’s street-level patrol officers to make regular “visual inspections” of subway stations. Transit officers, he said, would be told to ride and walk through subway trains more often to check on passengers.