111th Precinct hosts Night Out Against Crime in Douglaston

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The 111th Police Precinct hosted the National Night Out Against Crime at Douglaston Mall in the Fairway parking lot Tuesday with Councilman Paul Vallone (D-Bayside), state Assemblyman Edward Braunstein (D-Bayside) and commanding officer Captain William McBride. The event took place throughout the city for communities to interact with the officers who serve them and allowed non-profits and city agencies to set up information tables for attendees.

Neighborhood residents were treated to free hot dogs and hamburgers donated by local business, and a DJ who hosted fun activities for the kids. Community Board 11 had a table and was handing out informational material, as well as a representative from the Bayside Village Business Improvement District who was promoting storefronts on Bell Boulevard. The Little Neck-Douglaston Community Ambulance Corps. was giving demonstrations about how they respond to situations.

McBride was given a proclamation from a representative from the Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office for his service in the NYPD.

“People who study this understand that the neighborhoods in the 111th Precinct are considered some of the safest neighborhoods in New York City,” Braunstein said. “The members of the NYPD have interactions with community members every single day. And when we read the media and the press, it seems like there is only a focus on those rare interactions that don’t always have the best conclusion. We need to do more highlighting of the great interactions and the sacrifice that the NYPD makes on those other tens of thousands of interactio­ns.”

Vallone commented that neighborhoods within the 111th are diverse with high standards of living and a hard working precinct makes this possible.

Reach reporter Mark Hallum by e-mail at or by phone at (718) 260–4564.

Posted 12:00 am, August 6, 2016
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Silvie D. from Bayside says:
I have a great admiration and respect for law enforcement and the heavily responsible jobs they must do. I do not, however, have the same regard for the 111 precinct. A few years ago my son and I went to this precinct to donate some coats since this precinct was accepting donations. No other civilians were present and my boy and I waited politely on an established line before being acknowledged to approach the front desk. Two officers saw us at this desk and immediately began chatting with each other, totaling ignoring us though they saw us standing there with coats in hand. Finally after a while and very annoyed I approached them and asked where we can place the coats. They pretended 'surprise' and directed us to the area where the donations were kept. Their lame and unprofessional attitudes were noted as being done on spite for some nasty reason known only to them. Today, I still have no regard for that station as those 2 characters showed us just who and what they are. No offense to other LEO's who are dutiful and respectful towards others. My son now is also with the NYPD and has advised that not all are like those 2 twerky-jerks with the majority being good and decent people who know how to interact with others.
Aug. 7, 2016, 9:46 am
Chris W from Mineola says:
The Queens Chapter of JBS was there in support of the local police. It was a wonderful evening. We met many great officers and people from the neighborhood.
The John Birch Society is committed to educate police and communities about the importance of local accountability keeping the local police free from federal control thru the JBS Support Your Local Police and Keep Them Independent program. Now more than ever people need to be aware of growing overreach of the government into local policing by militarizing of the force with equipment and tactics as well as using fusion centers to make local police departments act as an arm of the Dept. of Homeland Security. We urge the community to stand firm against any unconstitutional actions against citizens, liberty or local control of your police.
Aug. 15, 2016, 7:49 pm
Alyssa S from Bayside says:
I bet the woman in the picture there and cant remember her name. Can anyone get her info? I believe she was on the comittee.
Aug. 11, 3:51 pm

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