Police, residents join together in BX for National Night Out

Bronx residents and local police forces took a stand against crime in their neighborhoods as part of this evening?s National Night Out.The campaign has people

THE BRONX - Bronx residents and local police forces took a stand against crime in their neighborhoods as part of this evening?s National Night Out.

The campaign has people all across the country drawing attention to local anti-crime programs, drug prevention and police-community partnerships.

Hundreds took part in the 40th Precinct's event at St. Mary's Park. The event offered food, music and games, while teaching about crime prevention. Police Commisioner Ray Kelly says while crime has dropped by 32 percent in The Bronx since 2001, recent shootings show just how much work needs to be done.

The annual event has been happening for 29 years and is always held on the first Tuesday in August.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

News 12 hit the streets to find out, 1 Word on the Street: Worst Highway in NYC
The wake service for an FDNY EMT killed 2 Wake held for EMT killed while on the job in Soundview
A funeral service was held for Yadira Arroyo 3 Family, friends to say final goodbye to fallen FDNY EMT
The incident happened on March 15, inside the 4 VIDEO: Deli Plus Grocery shooting exclusive video
Weekend Travel Advisory, 3/24-3/26 5 Weekend Travel Advisory, 3/24-3/26

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE