“It's the community coming out and saying we're here and we're going to be involved,” said Commanding Officer Deputy Inspector Ronald Leyson. “It helps bring the partnership between the community and police closer together.”
Festivities started at 5 p.m. with food, music,and games. Area clubs and organizations set up tables to hand out information, and the United Stated Tennis Association set up a small court to teach kids tennis. Mr. Met even made an appearance.
“It really brings everyone together,” said Assemblyman Francisco Moya, “It helps people see that the police really care about the community, and it's a good chance for the police to get to meet the people they're protecting.”
“It's a great event and I hope the community really gets a better understanding for the amazing things the police do,” said Evelyn DeCoursey, president of the 110th Precinct Community Council.