New York’s Finest & Communities Come Together for National Night Out

Members of the 104th Precinct greeted Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown to their National Night Out event at Mafera Park in Ridgewood on Tuesday night (photo 1). Among those shown were Capt. Michael Cody, 104th Precinct commanding officer, P.O. Thomas Bell of the 104th Precinct Community Affairs Unit and Assemblyman Mike Miller. Bell also welcomed Lakeisha Harris (photo 2, at center) of the Ridgewood YMCA, which sponsored the event. Community leaders and children of all ages enjoyed a great time at the 108th Precinct’s National Night Out at Long Island City’s John Andrews Playground (photos 3 and 4). Among those in attendance (shown in photo 3) were Capt. Donald Powers, commanding officer, Diane Ballek, 108th Precinct Community Council president, State Sen. Michael Gianaris and Community Board 2 Chairperson Joseph Conley. The men and women in blue were out in full force at the 106th Precinct’s National Night Out at Schneiderman Playground in Howard Beach (photo 8). There to greet residents were Capt. Thomas Pascale, commanding officer, and Police Officers Kenneth Zorn and Brenda Bratcher of the 106th Precinct Community Affairs Unit. Department of Homeless Services Commissioner Seth Diamond presented a proclamation at the 110th Precinct’s National Night Out at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park (photo 7). Accepting the certificate were Capt. Mark Wachter, 110th Precinct executive officer, and Evelyn DeCoursey and Al Perna of the 110th Precinct Community Council. State Sen. Jose Peralta was also in attendance. Finally, residents of all walks of life and local officers came together at the 102nd Precinct’s National Night Out at the Buddy Memorial in Richmond Hill (photos 5 and 6). In attendance for the event were Deputy Inspector Armando DeLeon, commander of the 102nd Precinct; Capt. Martin Briffa, executive officer; Police Officers Joseph Martins and Jose Severino of the 102nd Precinct Community Affairs Unit, Assemblymen Michael Simanowitz and Miller; and 102nd Precinct Community Council President Latchman Budhai.

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