City's precincts host National Night Out events
by Nicholas Loud
Aug 11, 2021 | 1145 views | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend | print
State Senator Joseph Addabbo and staff with Michael Acarti, Post Commander of American Legion Continental Post #1424, at the 112th Precinct’s National Night Out event.
State Senator Joseph Addabbo and staff with Michael Acarti, Post Commander of American Legion Continental Post #1424, at the 112th Precinct’s National Night Out event.
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Addabbo with 112th Precinct Commanding Officer Captain Joseph Cappelmann (far left), Lynn Shulman (left), and Heidi Chan, President of the 112th Precinct Community Council (right).
Addabbo with 112th Precinct Commanding Officer Captain Joseph Cappelmann (far left), Lynn Shulman (left), and Heidi Chan, President of the 112th Precinct Community Council (right).
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Addabbo with community members at the 112th Precinct National Night Out festivities.
Addabbo with community members at the 112th Precinct National Night Out festivities.
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The 76 police precincts in New York City celebrated National Night Out Against Crime on August 3. The nationwide program is meant to help police departments forge relationships with the communities they serve.

Sixteen precincts in Queens organized events in parks and public spaces throughout the borough, including an event in Sunnyside’s Lou Lodati Park organized by the 108th Precinct.

“This is a great way to show our care for the community,” said Colin Hicks, a volunteer from the Queens District Attorney’s office. “I think [Queens District Attorney] Melinda Katz says it really well. She doesn’t want your first interaction with her to be when you are in trouble.”

“It’s nice for everyone to see the police officers,” said Joanna Carbona, a volunteer with the 108th Precinct. “Officers also give out their numbers so people can access them more easily. Not all of the information is online, so it’s easier to just grab numbers right now.”

Maspeth and Middle Village Councilman Robert Holden attended multiple Night Out events in Queens. He spoke about the importance of police work and community engagement.

“This is very important, now more than ever with crime on the rise,” Holden said. “It’s good to remind people that police are a partner to the community.”
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