NYPD Community Affairs Bureau & Clergy Working Together to Give Back to The Community
On August 10, 2020, the NYPD Community Affairs Bureau organized in the Tompkinsville section of Staten Island, a “Clergy Working Together to Give Back to The Community Food Give Away.” The idea was the creation of the newly appointed NYPD Community Affairs Bureau Chief Jeffrey Maddrey.
Chief Maddrey since his recent appointment on June 25, 2020, as NYPD Community Affairs Chief has hit the ground running in a positive invigorative way in further transitioning the Community Affairs Bureau with innovating and exciting Community Partnership endeavors. The “Clergy Working Together Food Give Away,” is an example of Chief Maddrey’s ingenuity and vision of bringing the diverse members of Staten Island to come together as one in helping to make certain the no Staten Islander goes hungry.
Mendy Mirocznik, president of the Staten Island Council of Jewish Organizations (COJO) as well as Ari Weiss, chairman of the COJO Security Committee as well as Coordinator of the Shomrim, the Staten Island Safety Patrol attended the, “Clergy Working Together Food Giveaway,” and proudly assisted in the food distribution. NYPD Chaplain Tahir Kukai hosted the event. Members of the NYPD Community Affairs unit were on hand working with the community. They especially where helpful in the rock-climbing activity with the youth. They were kind enough in allowing some adults who are young in heart to rock climb as well. Scott Maurer, CEO and executive vice-president of COJO stated, “the NYPD shined and their service and dedication is a credit to Chief Maddrey and his hard-working officers who cares about the people they serve.”
Mendy Mirocznik, remarked, “that in these difficult times of COVID, as well as the upheaval that the City is experiencing it is important for the Staten Island Community to unite and pull together in fellowship and in friendship. The best way of doing so is by leading by example. The NYPD in partnership with the diverse clergy and community members of Staten Island has remarkably accomplished this pulling together. This truly is an outstanding unifying positive event in harmony and respect. I truly have faith that the best is yet to come. On behalf of COJO we thank Chief Maddrey and we look forward of further collaboration with Chief Maddrey with the idea of further strengthening community bonds and trust with the NYPD.