Bratton to Ride Subways at Night Incognito

NEW YORK (AP) -

The head of the NYPD said Tuesday he’ll ride late-night subways every once in a while to get a first-hand look at the quality-of-life problems straphangers face.

Commissioner Bill Bratton says he wants to stop small problems from becoming major issues, according to the Daily News. He will be joined by criminologist George Kelling, the proponent of the “broken windows” theory.

“George and I are going to go out, kind of like old times for us, riding the rails and getting a sense. Has the shelter-resistant population attempted to get back into any of these areas?” Bratton said. “If so, how do we work with the various advocate groups to get them into an environment where they can be served?”

Bratton didn’t say how often he’ll take the late-night rides.