Brad Participates in National Night Out Against Crime

Brad Participates in National Night Out Against Crime

Tuesday, August 3rd was National Night Out Against Crime, a nationwide event that has taken place every summer for the last 27 years. As part of this event, police officers join together with local residents and civic groups to sponsor an evening of activities in their precincts that will strengthen the police-community relationships. All four of the precincts in our district - the 76th (Carroll Gardens/Cobble Hill/Red Hook), the 78th (Park Slope), the 72nd (Windsor Terrace/Red Hook) and the 66th (Kensington/Borough Park) held events, and I was able to stop by each of them.

The officers in all four of these precincts do an excellent job of keeping their communities safe, and work every day to build positive, productive relationships with neighborhood residents and institutions. In my first six months, I have gotten a far better sense of how much they do to balance the extraordinary array of tasks necessary to keep us safe - from the brave work to confront crime, the educational work to prevent it, and the patient work to solve it, to their work to make our streets and sidewalks safer, to their significant efforts to help diverse communities live, work, play, and pray peacefully. I want to especially recognize the hard work of the commanding officers for these precincts:  Deputy Inspectors John Sprague (66th), Raul Pintos (72nd), Ken Corey (76th precinct) and John Argenziano (78th).