The Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills proudly presents, in conjunction with the Queens Jewish Community Council, a community anti-crime program, featuring a presentation by Officer Hoffmann, Crime Prevention Officer of the 107th Police Precinct, on “ways to protect yourself and others from crimes against people and property.”

The free event will be held at the Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills (70-05 150th Street, downstairs social hall) at 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday, August 10.

Attendees will be able to register electronic devices through the NYPD Operation ID program – a free program that registers the serial number of valuable portable electronics along with the name and contact information of the owner. Registered items are more difficult for a thief to sell, and registered property found in the possession of a thief is easily traceable to its rightful owner.

In addition, attendees will be able to register their vehicles under Operation C.A.T., a citywide auto-theft deterrent program. Program participants complete and sign a registration form that certifies that the auto in question is not normally operated during specific hours of the day, then they are given colored decals stating this to affix to the left and right rear side windows of the auto. This provides police officers who see the vehicle in operation during those hours with the reasonable suspicion that any person operating the vehicle is doing so without the owner’s consent, justifying an investigative inquiry of the vehicle by the officers.

Any questions regarding the program can be directed to Rabbi Mayer Waxman of the Queens Jewish Community Council at 718-544-9033 or to Officer Hoffmann at 718-969-5998.


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