Monday, March 26, 2012

A New State Of The Art Command Center For Borough Park Shomrim

With New York City Comptroller John Liu, City Councilmember Brad Lander, State Senator Eric Adams, Congressman Jerrold Nadler, City Councilmember David Greenfield, NYPD Inspectors Thursland, Sprague and Scholes, Lieutenant James Woods of NYPD Community Affairs, and representatives from the offices of Borough President Marty Markowitz and Public Advocate Bill de Blasio.
I was proud to participate yesterday in honoring Deputy Comptroller Simcha Felder, who was instrumental in obtaining the funding for the new mobile command center from the city council. Approximately 150 people gathered at the Sefardishe Shul on 45th Street for a Borough Park Shomrim breakfast, an event which included a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new mobile truck command center.

Inside the new Mobile Command Center
I recall how the voluntary community patrol began over 18 years ago as “The Bakery Boys,” with their early morning delivery men the first to patrol the area. Today, Shomrim does a remarkable job every single day of the year. Ninety-nine percent of the time, we don’t get to hear about their work, but they are out protecting our community, putting themselves at risk on a daily basis.  Everyone far and wide has tremendous respect for them. This new mobile command center is long overdue and I wish them continued success in their efforts.

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