Members of the West Village business community in Manhattan/NYC were invited inside the NYPD’s 6th Precinct for a special tour and meet & greet with the Captain and several officers. It was an opportunity for business owners in the neighborhood to catch a glimpse of police operations and meet a few of the individuals in uniform who work to keep their community safe.
The 6th Precinct houses the city’s Bomb Squad, including this K-9, who was the sweetest police dog around – very people friendly. With a nose trained to pick up 16 different scents related to explosives, this K9 officer works hard to keep New Yorkers safe!
This Annual NYPD Precinct Tour program was created by the Greenwich Village Chelsea Chamber of Commerce, with leadership and support from Florence Chung of The Hetty Group and in partnership with the NYC Police Foundation. Connecting business leaders to their local law enforcement helps build mutual understanding, community partnerships and a stronger, safer neighborhood. Thank you to the NYPD 6th Precinct for the warm welcome inside your “home” and for all that you do to protect, safeguard, respond to emergencies, and work a very complex job.
Global Terrorism…How safe are we in Los Angeles? That was the question posed to law enforcement officials on a panel on counterterrorism, represented by the Airport Police from LAX (Los Angeles World Airports), the Department of Homeland Security Intelligence Office, the Sheriff of Los Angeles County and the Department of Homeland Security National Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorist Events (CREATE).
Experts discussed the rise of homegrown violent extremism, the various ways in which people are self radicalizing, what to look out for as citizens and what our various law enforcement agencies are doing to prepare and plan for potential terrorist events in the greater Los Angeles region. The special briefing event was hosted by the Southern California Leadership Network (a program of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce) and was moderated by The Hetty Group’s Florence Chung.
The Hetty Group is continuing to engage the community with law enforcement to foster collaboration, information sharing, trust and partnership.
The Hetty Group is proud to partner with the Chief of Police, Mayor and business leaders in the city of Torrance and lead the build out of a new nonprofit organization to engage the business community in supporting public safety. The Torrance Police Foundation provides critical resources and support to the Torrance Police Department to ensure the men and women in blue can perform at their highest level of service in keeping the community safe. Grants are issued to support advanced officer training, modern equipment & technology, community relations programs, youth programs, and crime prevention initiatives that are not readily funded by the city budget.
Learn more at www.TorrancePoliceFoundation.org.
Hetty Group CEO Florence Chung with the initial slate of board members of the Torrance Police Foundation, the Mayor of Torrance, the Police Chief and command staff of the Torrance Police Department.