By Maria Rocha-Buschel
The 13th Precinct has seen some leadership changes in the last month, with Captain Brendan Timoney coming in to take over for Deputy Inspector David Ehrenberg, who had been commanding officer at the precinct since the end of 2012 right before Superstorm Sandy.
Captain Steven Hellman, who has also been transferred out of the 13th precinct to Midtown North, previously told Town & Village that the precinct’s former commanding officer has been promoted to Patrol Borough Manhattan South, which oversees 10 commands in Manhattan, including the 13th Precinct.
The 13th precinct’s new commanding officer joined the NYPD in 1998, starting in patrol at the 52nd precinct in the Bronx. Since then, he has worked in other precincts in the Bronx as well as at the Midtown North precinct as a sergeant and on the conditions team, which deals with quality of life issues.
He was promoted to captain in 2011 and transferred to the Ninth Precinct, where he was executive officer until 2013. He was the commanding officer of the First Precinct, covering Tribeca, from 2013 until he was transferred to the 13th Precinct, where he started his new post as commanding officer on March 6.