Brown Tours Precincts
For "National Night Out"
During the annual "National Night Out Against Crime", Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown toured several police precincts to help highlight the event. The special anti-crime event was observed across New York City and Queens County with a full schedule of events ranging from crime prevention lectures to youth activities.
Brown stated, "The National Night Out Against Crime was established during the height of New York City’s violent street crime epidemic as a way for citizens to symbolically reclaim their streets. Now, as the crime rate continues to plummet, National Night Out remains an important reminder to the need to remain vigilant in the fight for public safety. It is a wonderful opportunity for Queens County residents to meet with police officers and law enforcement officials who protect their neighborhoods and who are largely responsible for the sharp reduction in crime and the significant improvement in the quality of life."
Brown attended events at the 100th, 102nd, 103rd, 107th, 112th police precincts.
The 100th Precinct commanded by Captain Charles Talamo was the host precinct for patrol Borough Queens South. The celebration, at which the District Attorney joined by Mayor Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, included a "hometown Heroes Parade" saluting the men and women who lost their lives on September 11th and in Flight 587 in the Rockaways and took place at the beach club at 129 Beach 116th Street.
The 102nd Precinct commanded by Captain Thomas Cea celebrated with games for children for children and also with music and entertainment. The celebration took place on Jamaica Avenue between 122nd and 124th Street.
The 103rd Precinct commanded by Inspector Robert Thursland presented exhibits by the NYPD Crime Prevention, Mounted, Canine and Emergency Service units. The annual Police Officer Charles A. Davis Award was presented at 8:30 p.m. just before a candlelight vigil. The celebration took place at Kings Park at Jamaica Avenue and 89th Avenue and 153rd Street.
The 107th Precinct commanded by Captain Patrick Heaney presented exhibits by the NYPD Crime Prevention, Emergency Service, Highway and Bicycle units. There also was a Child Identification Photo/Fingerprint program. There was a Precinct Open House, which was followed by a Block Walk. The celebration took place at the Electchester Shopping Center parking lot at Parsons Boulevard and Jewel Avenue.
The 112th Precinct commanded by Captain Charles Stravalle presented free arts and crafts, music, food, a raffle with prizes, a finger printing demonstration and various sporting events. The celebration took place at McDonald Park at Yellowstone Boulevard and Queens Boulevard.