2017-03-15 / Editorials

Turning Bad Money To Good

As was recently reported, Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown announced forfeiture funds from a bank of nearly $20.4 million, have been allocated to the NYPD for vehicles, technology and training enhancements to help implement Commissioner James P. O’Neill’s community policing strategy. These improvements will vastly improve police-community relations, policing efficiency, contribute to public and officer protection and safety. Full time Neighborhood Coordinating Officers will engage with individual communities to identify and track crime patterns and quality of life issues, allowing for a more tailored approach to policing. This program was introduced in 2015 and now will be implemented throughout the borough. It is good to see this money being put back into the community. We feel this is an excellent use of the forfeited funds, and turns bad money to good.

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