First things first: Yes, the NYPD has a beekeeper on call. They actually have two at the moment. I was unable to find any other police department with a beekeeper (please let us know if your town has one!) but that makes sense. See, honeybees aren't particularly dangerous, even when they gather in great numbers. And since they're most likely to sting you when you interfere with their hive, they're especially benign when found far afield (like, for example, on a hot dog stand). But they can be a public danger in areas that are too crowded and/or hectic for humans to stay out of their business. In other words, a honeybee is unlikely to attack you—but if you stumble face-first into a big ol' pile of them, bad things are bound to happen. In the hustle and bustle of New York City, swarms are more likely to pose a threat than they would in a sleepier town. So when an alarming number of them touch down in a busy area, the NYPD wants to know about it.