NYPD UNITED SOCCER AND NYPD CRICKET
In 2008, the NYPD established soccer and cricket leagues in an effort to reach out to New York's young male Muslim community.
The goal is to establish lines of communication and generate understanding with the participants, their friends, families and the entire community. Equally important, the interaction has provided an important learning experience for the members of the NYPD as well.
The competitions have received overwhelming responses, with participation increasing every year. Both programs have attracted substantial media coverage including local press, national (NBC Nightly News) and internationally, including BBC and the Sydney Morning Herald. Recently, both programs expanded their presence on the Internet and jointly have a blog click here, twitter site and You Tube page.
The Police Foundation helps the NYPD communicate important information both internally and to the public through a variety of media including television, radio, and print.
Past projects include:
Precinct-based newsletters were published by Police personnel offered local news about special events and cooperative programs between the Police and neighborhood residents.
COUNTER TERRORISM BROCHURE
A four page brochure advised the public of effective ways to help the NYPD fight terrorism.
A summer program educated teenagers on the complexities of police work and fostered greater understanding of the police mission. Please contact the NYPD Community Affairs Bureau at (646) 610-5323 for more information.