The Associated Press
SAFE STREET: A street named after Jack Maple, the late former NYPD deputy commissioner credited with engineering the city's historic crime drop, is on tap for Richmond Hill.
To many members of the NYPD, Jack Maple was the crime-fighting genius who developed the CompStat tracking program credited with helping dramatically slash New York’s crime in the mid-1990s.
To the fashion-conscious, Maple was a dapper dresser, always clad in a bowler hat, bow tie and wing-tip shoes.
And to some Richmond Hill residents, “Jack Maple” might soon be the name of the street in their neighborhood.