NYPD’s 66th Precinct Invites Community to National Night Out Against Crime on Tues. Night
By Yehudit Garmaise
Boro Park residents are invited to come out Tuesday, Aug. 2, from 5 to 8 pm, to join the NYPD’s 66th precinct in celebrating the 38th anniversary of the National Night Out Against Crime.
The Community Council and the Community Board 12 join the officers of the 66th Precinct to welcome Boro Parkers to enjoy free food and drinks, rides, bounces, games, and giveaways at 5822 16th Avenue, in front of the precinct.
The purpose of the event is to “build ties between neighbors and law enforcement, while bringing back a true sense of community,” the National Night Out (NNO) website explains.
Since 1984, police departments nationwide have been creating camaraderie in neighborhoods and improving relationships between officers and communities, “to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live,” the NNO website says about the annual event.
While Boro Park residents will be enjoying a summer evening with their local officers, millions of Americans will be doing the same in all 50 states, U.S. territories, and military bases worldwide.
Tomorrow night, neighborhoods nationwide will be combining safety demonstrations and visits from emergency personnel with block parties, festivals, parades, and cookouts.
“Anything we can do to get closer to our community makes me really happy,” said one police officer on the NNO website.
“It is an opportunity for young people to realize that police officers are their friends and can help them whenever they need assistance,” said another police officer.