Karam Chowdhury introduced as new commanding officer of 104th Precinct

Captain Karam Chowdhury, commanding officer of the 104th Precinct.
Photo courtesy of the NYPD

The NYPD’s 104th Precinct officially announced Captain Karam Chowdhury as its new commanding officer — serving RidgewoodMaspeth, Middle Village, and Glendale, — on Friday, Jan. 19.

The Ridgewood Precinct took to Facebook where they welcomed Capt. Chowdhury to his new position and recognized his return to the stationhouse after many years.

“It is an honor to welcome Capt. Chowdhury back to the precinct where he began his career as a Police Officer. We look forward to working together to serve Ridgewood, Glendale, Middle Village & Maspeth,” the precinct shared in a post.

Capt. Chowdhury has been in the NYPD since 2005, and has served at Manhattan’s 9th Precinct, Astoria’s 114th Precinct and Bronx Patrol Borough. Before his new role, served at the Patrol Borough Candidate Assessment Division (also known as CAD) since 2021.

Chowdhury takes on his new role after the reassignment of Deputy Inspector Kevin Coleman, the former commanding officer, to the 109th Precinct in Flushing.

Deputy Inspector Kevin Coleman, former commanding officer of the 104th Precinct. Photo by Anthony Medina

The 104th Precinct Civilian Observation Patrol (104COP), serving as the eyes and ears for the greater Glendale community, took to social media to welcome the new commanding officer.

“We look forward to working with the new Commanding Officer,” 104COP shared in a post online.

Community Affairs Officers attending the first meeting of 104COP tell the group that grand larceny and grand larceny auto crimes remain high for the precinct. Additionally, attempts to crack down on smoke shops are ongoing.

As the 104th precinct welcomes a new commanding officer, 104COP also brings new membership into the fold. The civilian patrol shares a total of three new members were added to the group, bringing more chances of 104COP doubling membership numbers this year.

104COP leadership gives select members patrol participation awards, recognizing the outstanding volunteer work of those who are constantly active while out on patrol, during its first meeting of the year on Jan. 11. Photo by Eric Li

Five 104COP members, both new and old, are receiving their official IDs this year. Obtaining their IDs this year are Eric Li, Evgeniya Fletcher, Samuel Medina, Micheline Roth, and Lavinia Voicu. This represents a formal commitment from the members to the organization after undergoing a thorough vetting process and official membership requirements.