A Night Out With Law Enforcement

Hello World!

Yours truly and members of Transit Police District 32, Crown Heights Brooklyn

On Tuesday, August 4th I was able to catch National Night Out in my Community Board 9.
'National Night Out is a cohesive effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.'-NATW.ORG . -This year Police Precinct 71 and Transit District 32 teamed up on President Street between New York and Nostrand Avenues. They blocked the street, had rides for the kids, 71st Pct. barbequed burgers and Dist. 32 registered bikes and phones in case they become lost or stolen.

Pct. Community Council President Karl Cohen likely reminded attendees of monthly meetings on 3rd Thursday nights at 7:30pm before recruiting more neighbors like yours truly to serve on the council. Local elected officials like Assembly Member Diane Richardson were present with a table of resources for community members with popcorn too! :) New York Life Insurance was also there printing id's for our children right on the spot. -I thought I'd only be able to catch the very last 15 minutes of this great evening, yet it turned out to be over an hour with all the great camaraderie.

Brooklyn Community Board 9 Community Emergency Response Team, CERT

I was elated to meet my BK 9 CERT Team as well.- I just completed my term of service as a NYC Civic Corps Fellow at NYC Emergency Management. I served as Volunteer Support Specialist on the CERT Team assisting in management of 2000 volunteers that serve when deployed in all five boroughs of NYC during emergencies. I also underwent the 10 week training with instructors from FDNY, NYPD and Emergency Managment to become a member of my local team as well. It's great to learn from the pros on what you can do to assist your family and community during an emergency. Click here for more Info.

Community relations and partnerships with local law enforcement around the country is very important in our United States right now. National Night Out is like a day of thanks and unity in the community. Click here for more opportunities to be positively involved with local law enforcement. Google the precinct in your area for more info today.

Feel free to share your your ideas on ways to engage with local law enforcement for crime prevention or community development in the comments below. -Together Everyone Achieves More!-Peace.


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