Peekskill, NY

Tactics Used

Auto Seizure
Buyer Arrests
Community Service
Employment Loss
Identity Disclosure
IT Based Tactics
John School
License Suspension
Neighborhood Action
Public Education
Reverse Stings
SOAP Orders
Web Stings

Peekskill is a city of approximately 26,000 residents located in southeastern New York’s Westchester County, about 50 miles north of New York City. Prostitution and sex trafficking are well-documented local problems. In response to complaints from storeowners and residents in the community, police have conducted prostitution operations, including occasional reverse stings. One street-level reversal in 2007 led to the arrest of eight men, whose identities were released to local news outlets. In another operation, Peekskill police arrested 11 potential sex buyers for trying to pick up prostituted women. The men were released on their own recognizance and were due back in court the following week.

Key Partners

  • Peekskill Police Department
State New York
Type City
Population 25986
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