2009-09-25 / Community

100 Precinct CC Resumes Meetings After Summer Recess

By Nicholas Briano

The cop of the month for June was Police Officer Charles Feldman. The cop of the month for June was Police Officer Charles Feldman. The 100 Precinct Community Council returned to its regular meetings this past Wednesday after a two month summer recess. The meetings occur on every fourth Wednesday of the month at the Knights of Columbus Hall at 333 Beach 90 Street at 7:30 p.m. They give the community a chance to address any questions, comments or criticisms, to the 100 Precinct's Commanding Officer, Tom Barrett.

In addition to the captain's monthly address, the council's monthly "Cop of The Month" Awards were handed out at the meeting this week, including cop of the month for June and August. The cop of the month for June was Police Officer Charles Feldman, whom was awarded for his apprehension of the getaway car in the June 14 shooting on Beach 129 Street.

The August awardees were police officers David Teta and Michael Johnston, for busting a group of men on August 21 for allegedly breaking into Surfside Bagels and trying to steal the cash register.

The council also played host to an informational presentation from representatives of the New York City Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), which are groups of community-based volunteers who help prepare their neighborhoods for emergencies and disasters.

Police officers David Teta and Michael Johnston were honored with cop of the month for August. Police officers David Teta and Michael Johnston were honored with cop of the month for August. CERT members raise awareness about emergencies and disasters and provide basic response skills needed for fire safety, light search and rescue, disaster medical operations, and traffic control.

After graduating from a ten week training course, teams support their local communities by assisting with emergency education and response. The group is looking for volunteers in the Rockaway area and would like to hold a training sessions on the peninsula. Anyone interested can call 516- 668-7446.

In addition to the monthly meetings, the 100 Precinct Community Council will be hosting their yearly fundraiser next month. The 18th annual Ocktoberfest Breakfast is scheduled for Sunday, October 25 at the Knights of Columbus Hall from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at Brown's Hardware on Beach 116 Street.

Transit District 23 Captain Phyllis Byrne urged residents and students alike to stop by the new Transit District 23 headquarters for a look around and to have their cell phone and iPods etched with a special id number that will help locate and return the property in the event it is lost or stolen.

The free service is available Monday to Friday, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., anyone interested can ask for Police Officer Hayes. The process takes only about five minutes.

The 100 Precinct Youth Committee Chess Club will also resume meetings at P.S. 225 and at the St. John's Residence For Boys and plan to add a third school in the near future. Anyone interested in volunteering should contact the Precinct Community Council.

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