One of the ways to support positive police – community relations is to connect local business leaders to their local police station in the spirit of public/private partnership. In New York City, Hetty Group Principal Florence Chung brought a new program to the Greenwich Chelsea Chamber of Commerce (GVCCC) to help them foster positive relationships between business owners and NYPD Precincts.
Do you know your local NYPD Precinct Commander? What goes on inside a Precinct and how does it work? What is the NYPD doing now to better serve and connect with their community? These are the questions we wanted to help answer for those who own and run businesses and companies in lower Manhattan. So…the GVCCC Safe City Safe Streets Committee will be hosting a series of NYPD Precinct Tours this year in 5 different Precincts across lower Manhattan.
The event will provide an opportunity for business owners to meet their Commanding Officer, get a tour of the Precinct and its operations, and…connect. Through this partnership with GVCCC and with support from the NYC Police Foundation, the NYPD is inviting Chamber members and other business owners inside their “house” to get to know them.
The first of 5 Tours begins June 15th in the Union Square neighborhood with the NYPD 9th Precinct.