A TRIBUTE TO MARTIN STEIN
(Extensions of Remarks - November 19, 1999)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
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                       A TRIBUTE TO MARTIN STEIN

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                          HON. EDOLPHUS TOWNS

                              of new york

                    in the house of representatives

                      Thursday, November 18, 1999

  Mr. TOWNS. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the achievements of 
Lieutenant Martin Stein, a member of the New York City Police 
Department.
  At a time, when police departments around this nation are under 
attack because of accusations of brutality, wrongful deaths and 
generally poor community relations, Lt. Stein continues to demonstrate 
a sense of professionalism and commitment which has made him a credit 
to law enforcement. He joined the police force in 1981 and has held a 
variety of positions of increasing responsibility during this time 
period. With a career that has covered various precincts in Manhattan 
and Brooklyn, Lieutenant Stein is currently the Special Operations 
Lieutenant for the 81st precinct. In this capacity, he is responsible 
for the day-to-day operations of the precincts specialized units: Anti-
Crime; Street Narcotics; Warrants; Field Training and Community 
Policing Unit. He also ensures that these units work with the patrol 
force to respond to the calls and needs of the community.
  Under Lieutenant Stein's leadership, the 81st Precinct has seen an 
overall 53% reduction in crime. It is particularly significant that 
homicides have been reduced by 37% and shootings by 70%. These 
statistics indicate a real quality of life improvement for my 
constituents who reside in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn 
which is served by the 81st precinct.
  Lieutenant Stein was recently married to his wife, Mary, and has a 14 
year old son Peter from a previous marriage. After three years at York 
College in Queens, he is currently pursuing his Bachelor's degree in 
the New York State Regents Degree Program. I commend his fine work to 
the attention of my colleagues.

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