2008-10-24 / Community

101 Auxiliary Mobilizes To Get Guns Off Streets

By Miriam Rosenberg

P. O. Michael McCabe, center, was joined by other 101 Auxiliary officers as they handed out cards describing the NYPD's Gun Stop Program in front of the Mott Avenue subway station. P. O. Michael McCabe, center, was joined by other 101 Auxiliary officers as they handed out cards describing the NYPD's Gun Stop Program in front of the Mott Avenue subway station. Auxiliary officers from the 101 Precinct in Far Rockaway were joined by other auxiliaries from all over the Patrol Borough Queens South (PBQS) command on Friday evening, October 17, as they participated in a Gun Stop - Crime Reduction Initiative Mobilization.

With murders, robberies and felonious assaults on the rise in the 101 Precinct this year, auxiliary police officers (APOs) from PBQS, commands and Highway Patrol, took to the streets within the confines of the 101 Precinct in an effort to raise awareness and combat current crime trends.

Assistant Chief Thomas Dale, the commanding officer of the Queens South command, organized the mobilization, according to Sgt. John Schroeder.

"We came out here to the 101 Precinct to try to educate the community on the Gun Stop Program," said Schroeder. "People can get, if they call up anonymously and get a gun off the street, there's a $1000 reward."

Auxiliary officers fanned out across areas of the 101 Precinct and passed out these flyers during the mobilization. Auxiliary officers fanned out across areas of the 101 Precinct and passed out these flyers during the mobilization. Forty-three auxiliary officers canvassed the Far Rockaway area including Redfern Houses, Bayswater and the Mott Avenue subway station. If anyone is interested in joining the 101 Auxiliary force, under the command of newly appointed Auxiliary Coordinator, Police Officer Michael McCabe, he or she can call 718-868-3421 or 212- AUX-1000.

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