The last Sector A Build the Block meeting was held at St. Helen’s church.
By Michael V. Cusenza
The next 106th Precinct Sector A Build the Block meeting is set for Monday, July 16, 7 p.m., at the Howard Beach Library at 92-02 156th Ave.
Sector A (Howard Beach, Lindenwood) Neighborhood Coordination Officers Pete Paese and Mike Petrizzo will be leading Monday’s meeting, during which residents can call attention to public safety issues affecting their communities.
The regular BTB confabs are an integral aspect of the City Police Department’s Neighborhood Policing program. The NCOs act as liaisons between the NYPD and the community, immersing themselves in their designated areas by organizing meetings, attending civic gatherings, linking up with neighborhood leaders and clergy, visiting schools, and following up on previous incidents or problems.
“The same officers are assigned to our community each day,” according to the NYPD, “so these officers learn the neighborhood, its challenges and potential, and the people who call it home.”
The 106 launched its Neighborhood Policing program last July.
“This is a new way of doing business for the NYPD, and we need your help to make it work,” the department noted recently. “We want to hear from a broad range of voices about what it will take to make all the residents of our neighborhood feel safe and secure. Please join us for what we hope will be a lively and productive discussion.”