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NYPD Holds a Special Holiday Party

By Ali Cinar - Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill, First Deputy Commissioner Benjamin Tucker and Chief of Department Terrence Monahan’s Holiday Party and many NYPD Officers enjoyed the Holiday Party that was held on Russo's on the Bay. NYPD Middle East & Turkic Society Members were also present at the Holiday Party. The members were great to see so many colleagues come together to support the great leadership that they have at the NYPD.

NYC is ready for New Year Eve Celebration by Ali Cinar New York

By Ali Cinar, New York - Mayor de Blasio and Police Commissioner O'Neill Hold Media Availability to Discuss New Year's Eve Security. Before New Year Eve, NYC Officials provided an update on how New Year’s Eve in Times Square will be both safe and fun. There will be 7000 Police Officers will be on duty for New Year Eve's Festivities in Times Square, including, police cars, sand filled sanitation trucks,counterterrorism teams and police dogs.Nearly 200 police cars will block intersections leading to the pedestrian areas. Roads in the Time Square area will begin to close at 4:00 a.m. on Monday (New Year's Eve).


First Time Drone Technology during New Year Eve :

NYPD will be deploying NYPD drones for over-watch in the City. New drone technology will help NYPD a visual aid and the flexibility of being able to move a camera to a certain spot with great rapidity through a tremendous crowd. NYPD Officials also encouraged New Yorkers not to fly a drone New Year Eve. If they do, there is a good chance they will be going to end up getting arrested.

NYPD Commissioner: "We are ready for New Year Eve"

NYPD  Commissioner James O’Neill:' People will be safe on Monday and they should feel safe too.We are prepared." He also added  there are no known, credible threats to the city or the New Year’s Eve event and he encouraged spectators to remain vigilant and to alert officers if they suspect something is awry.

NYC Mayor: Up to 2 Million People in Times Square.
Mayor Blasio said during the press conference  that NYC  is expecting “up to 2 million people in Times Square itself” for the ball drop, repeating a figure often cited by city officials, organizers and television broadcasters.He also added NYPD has done an outstanding job year after year, keeping the event safe and orderly and that’s what we expect again this New Year’s Eve.

In addition, NYPD's Deputy Commissioner John Miller share some details how the City will be secured with 1225 surveillance cameras. Chief of Patrol Rodney Harrison and Chief Terence Monahan answered some questions during the Press Conference.

There were over 300,000 Turks who travel to United States during 2018. NYC hosts many Turkish tourists during Christmas and New Year season. Many Turkish restaurants in the City will be having a New Year's Eve Party on Monday night.

NYPD Members and Community Leaders gather at NYPD MTS Heritage Gala

By Ali Cinar - NYPD Middle East and Turkic Society organized a Heritage Gala at 1 Police Plaza. NYPD Commissioner James O'Neil and NYPD MTS President Mourad Mourad made a opening remarks during the Gala. President Mourad said: "We will continue to work hard and continue to grow so that the NYPD is well represented in our communities and the trust between law enforcement and the civilian population gets even stronger."

NYPD Chief of Department Terrence Monahan, Captain Jamiel Altaheri and Mr. Nabil Zebib received Awards for their contribution and hard word from the Society. In addition, Society Board Members, Board of Trustees, Advisory Board Members and ME&Turkic American Community leaders enjoyed the folk dance from different ethnic groups and international food.

About NYPD MTS
The purpose of establishing the Middle Eastern and Turkic Society (MTS) is to provide a forum for NYPD uniform and civilians members of Greater Middle Eastern and Turkic Descent to congregate and celebrate their cultural and religious diversity. We aim to serve as a bridge between the multitude of backgrounds commonly found amongst people of The Mid-East and Turkic heritage and to celebrate our rich cultural and religious diversity.

The society welcomes and respects individuals from all ethnic and religious backgrounds, will support the NYPD as an institution, highlight the diversity found within the department and serve as a platform for inter-religious and inter-cultural dialogue. The MTS aims to support the broader NYPD mission of cross-cultural community engagement by sponsoring social events, cultural activities, charitable programs and community outreach.

More info: www.nypdmts.org/index.php?route=information/about

Massive Security Operation Underway to Protect the 73rd Session of UNGA

New York, New York — The NYPD, Secret Service and FBI announced enhanced security measures in place for the 73rd session of the U.N. General Assembly. In addition, the NYPD issued a traffic advisory for the event (see addendum) and was joined by the NYC Department of Transportation, which provided information about upcoming gridlock alert days and the increased traffic volume expected in Midtown Manhattan. During the General Assembly, a major annual event held by the U.N., the City of New York will host about 200 protectees from around the world. To help ensure the safety of all New Yorkers, the NYPD and its law enforcement partners on the federal, state and local levels will provide thousands of highly-trained uniformed and plain-clothes officers throughout the entire event. Additionally, 48 Department of Sanitation sand trucks will be deployed with hundreds of additional blocker vehicles. Two hundred thirty pieces of concrete block, 96 jersey barriers, and seven surface mounted delta vehicle barriers have also been placed at potentially-sensitive locations. Anyone who sees suspicious activity should alert a police officer or call 911. The NYPD’s terrorism hotline is 888-NYC-SAFE.
 

Ramadan Highlights in New York

By Ali Cinar - Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray opened their Gracie Mansion for the annual Ramadan Iftar dinner. Mayor de Blasio stressed that America “is not meant to be a nation that excludes or discriminates against, or puts down or disrespects the Muslim people”.

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