Flushing Assembly Member grants over $200k to 109th precinct’s Auxiliary Police Program

Assemblymember Ron Kim presents a check amount of $237,057 for the NYPD’s 109th Precinct Auxiliary Police Program. The funds will go towards a fleet of new vans that will patrol Flushing
Courtesy of the office of Assembly Member Ron Kim

On Friday, May 24, Flushing Assemblymember Ron Kim (D-40) held a press conference announcing new funding for the NYPD’s 109th Precinct Auxiliary Program.

Kim presented a check for $237,057, which will be used to purchase a new fleet of vans for the program. Kim has provided close to $500,000 to the 109th precinct since 2018. Kim said during the event that upholding public safety is a communal effort, as the 109th precinct’s auxiliary police squad plays an important role in supporting senior centers, local business owners, and houses of worship who want to report suspicions of criminal activity. 

Kim continued the press conference, thanking the thousands of men and women who volunteer to assist their local police precincts. “My highest priority and greatest obligation to the people of Flushing is public safety. That is why I have provided the NYPD’s 109th precinct with nearly $500,000. This new round of funds, worth $237,057, will help the auxiliary police purchase a new fleet of vans, which will help them increase patrols over the vast area of Flushing,” he said. “They will be “on the ready” to respond to emergency calls, provide rides for seniors, and keep an eye on our neighbors.” 

 The 109th precinct serves the northeast portion of Queens, including Downtown Flushing, East Flushing, Queensboro Hill, College Point, Malba, Whitestone, Beechhurst and Bay Terrace.