Majority Leader Van Bramer Joins NYPD and Community for National Night Out Against Crime

On Tuesday August 1st, I  joined New York’s Finest, the brave men and women of the NYPD, for a night of events as part of the annual National Night Out Against Crime initiative, which brought together the NYPD and members of the community to get to know each other, build trust, and form stronger community partnerships through a night of fun, games, and food. In Western Queens, I was proud to join the 114th Precinct at Astoria Park, the 108th Precinct in Windmuller Park, and PSA 9 at Cherry Park at Woodside Houses.

I have the greatest respect for the men and women of the NYPD who put their lives on the line each and every day to keep us safe. At National Night Out Against Crime events throughout Western Queens organized each year by the 114th Precinct, the 108th Precinct, and PSA 9, all of us can come together over games and food to form stronger relationships that will make our community even safer. Thank you to the NYPD Community Councils that organized these events, to Deputy Inspector Bogle of PSA 9, Deputy Inspector Fortune of the 114th Precinct, and Captain Forgione of the 108th Precinct, and to all of the members of the NYPD who bravely protect our community in Western Queens.

Each year, National Night Out Against Crime events give members of the community the opportunity to meet members of the NYPD and over 50 community organizations who table at the events to learn about important services available and to form stronger relationships that promote community safety. At events that took place in parks throughout Western Queens, free food and drinks, games and music, and movie screenings, made the evening fun for the entire family and gave children, parents, and seniors alike the opportunity to get to know members of the NYPD.