a ‘night Out’ for Fun & Fellowship

Sending a message to criminals that they are united to keep street safe, police officers and community members came together for “National Night Out Against Crime” events around the city and country on Tuesday, Aug. 7. At each event, guests got a chance to enjoy a host of free activities as well as food and entertainment. Residents also got a chance to meet with local police officers and learn crime prevention tips and how the NYPD operates. Shown in the top photo are attendees at the 83rd Precinct’s National Night Out, held at Bushwick’s Maria Hernandez Park. There to greet guests were Deputy Inspector Anthony Tasso (foreground, third from right), commanding officer of the 83rd Precinct, and Barbara Smith (foreground, fourth from left), 83rd Precinct Community Council president. Also in attendance were Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Carter Strickland (background, at center); Brooklyn Community Board 4 District Manager Nadine Whitted; Antonio Reynoso, a representative of City Council Member Diana Reyna; Alice Anil of Assemblyman Vito Lopez’s office; Democratic District Leader Maritza Davila, and P.O. Ferlie Fox of the 83rd Precinct’s Housing Conditions Unit, who was among those honored at the event. Police officers and local firefighters were also on hand to greet the public at the 112th Precinct’s National Night Out at MacDonald Park in Forest Hills, as shown in the bottom photo. Leading the way were Deputy Inspector Christopher Tamola (at far right), commanding officer of the precinct, and Heidi Harrison Chain (sixth from right), president of the 112th Precinct Community Council. Others in attendance were Community Board 6 Chairperson Joseph Hennessy (third from right) and District Manager Frank Gulluscio (fifth from right), Lt. John Gavan (second from right), 112th Precinct special operations coordinator, Police Officers Gigi Redzematovic (fourth from left) and Thomas Rang (fourth from right) of the 112th Precinct Community Affairs Unit and P.O. Zina Vailes (sixth from left) of the 112th Precinct Community Affairs Unit.