NEW YORK (August 7, 2019) - On Tuesday, the New York City Department for the Aging (DFTA) joined the NYPD and elected officials for National Night Out Against Crime community-building events across the City.
DFTA Commissioner Lorraine Cortés-Vázquez presented a mayoral proclamation to the 45th Precinct at an event in Co-op City in the Bronx, where hundreds of New Yorkers turned out for dancing, food, raffles, and more.
Commissioner Cortés-Vázquez said, "Strengthening community ties to the NYPD benefits all New Yorkers — young and old alike. That's part of the reason why we're the safest big city in America, and that's something to be proud of. I applaud the organizers of New York's National Night Out, which puts the 'community' in community policing."
National Night Out Against Crime is held annually on the first Tuesday in August. To find your local police precinct, call 311 or find your precinct online.
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The New York City Department for the Aging works to eliminate ageism and ensure the dignity and quality of life of New York City's diverse 1.6 million older adults. DFTA also works to support caregivers through service, advocacy, and education. DFTA is the largest area agency on aging in the U.S.
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