125th Street Business Improvement District - Ambassador Program Factsheet
What is the 125th Street Business Improvement District (BID)?
The 125th Street BID is an Equal Opportunity Employer
What are the five primary roles of the Ambassador/Public Safety Officers?
Working closely with NYPD, the ambassadors will:
1. Provide visible foot patrol from West of Fifth Avenue through East of Morningside Avenue,
bordering the North and South side of 125thstreet and the side streets where property
fronts 125th Street.
2. Report and call for help to assist the sick, injured or lost persons until Police and/or
emergency medical technicians arrive via supplied radios.
3. Provide travel directions and information regarding the many entertainment, restaurant
retail, historical sites, ATM services and any other venues and tourism services requested
4. Inspection of the BID corridor while on foot patrol to identify safety hazards, health hazards,
environmental hazards, excessive garbage, illegal disposal of garbage, broken lights and traffic
light signals, flooding, abnormal traffic conditions or any other street conditions that require attention.
5. Perform their duties as true ambassadors of the 125th Street Business Improvement District,
displaying professionalism, courtesy and respect. This also includes distributing BID literature, maps
and other informational pamphlets which are helpful to tourists, merchants and many others who traverse
this historical street.
Such information will be in the form of an incident report submitted to the Supervisor and the Director of Operations. In all emergency situations, the Ambassadors will utilize their radios to request assistance and provide information concerning the event. Ambassador personnel will remain cognizant at ALL times that they are NOT law enforcement but highly visible and a reliable presence offering support and gather intelligence.
The focus will be to DETER crime due to the Ambassadors high visibility and observational skills as these individuals will be unarmed and have no arrest powers. Ambassadors will be cognizant at all times that they are not law enforcement but a highly visible and reliable presence offering support and gathering intelligence.
As circumstances require, the time schedules and tours will be adjusted, however, the schedule is such that four Ambassadors will work daily from 11:00 a.m. – 7 p.m. At all times Ambassadors will work eight hour shifts, seven days a week.
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