On the evening of Tuesday, August 3, New York City Police Department precincts engaged with community members at various Night Out events throughout the city. Members of local organizations, elected officials, and community leaders took part in the festivities. Members of Queens Borough Safety Patrol–Shmira, Chaverim of Queens, Council Members James Gennaro and Barry Grodenchik, Assembly Member Daniel Rosenthal, Jewish liaison Simon Sebag of the Public Advocate’s Office, and Rabbi Daniel Pollack (Jewish liaison to Congress Member Grace Meng) were all but a few of those who came out to show support. Local captains were on hand, as were Neighborhood Coordination Officers. We thank Capt. Antonio Fidacaro (102), Capt. Kevin Chan (107), and Capt. Joseph Cappelmann (112) for always being present and willing to help our communities.
National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships aimed at making our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to prosper. The programming seeks to strengthen the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement, fostering a true sense of community. Fortunately, this year with the easing of the COVID restrictions, participants were able to once again appreciate and enjoy the experience. Leaders and personnel from the local precincts were afforded the warm open air to interact with neighbors, community members, and local businesses with the common goals of partnership and promoting a safe, more secure community.