Brings People and Law Enforcement Together

National Night Out on Roosevelt Island Brings People and Law Enforcement Together

David Stone, Frank Farance

"National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live," according to the program's website.

It began in 1984, and on Roosevelt Island, it means our local CERT Team partnering with RIOC's Public Safety Department in a joint effort.

Nancy Brown looks at materials offered by Roosevelt Island CERT.
Nancy Brown looks at materials offered by Roosevelt Island CERT.
Photo courtesy of Frank Farance

"Residents asked questions and had conversations with PSD patrol officers, the PSD Chief (Jack McManus), and CERT members," reports Frank Farance.

National Night Out happens nationwide annually on the first Tuesday in August.

A table was set up in Good Shepherd Plaza.

"Surprisingly, we gave away all our materials!"

Left to right, Howard Polivy, Gwen Ryals and Frank Farance from CERT with PSD Director Jack McManus and his team.
Left to right, Howard Polivy, Gwen Ryals and Frank Farance from CERT with PSD Director Jack McManus and his team.
Photo courtesy of Frank Farance

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