The 61st Precinct (2575 Coney Island Avenue) joined citizens, other law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations and local officials from more than 15,000 communities across all 50 states in the National Night Out celebrations on Tuesday, August 2.

Hundreds of people packed into the lot behind the precinct, enjoying giveaways, performances and free food from local businesses and community groups. The 28-year-old annual event is intended to increase awareness of crime and drug prevention in the community, as well as generate support for local anti-crime programs – and also to let criminals know who the streets belong to.

Organized nationally by the National Association of Town Watch, the event sees more than 30 million participants across the country each year.

To explain the event, Daniel T. Allen produced the video above, narrated by Kenan Tashkent, the first vice president of the 61st Precinct Community Council and an NYPD Auxiliary Police Officer.

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  • http://ericasphotos.tumblr.com/ ES

    That was an excellent video. More like that please! :D

  • http://ericasphotos.tumblr.com/ ES

    That was an excellent video. More like that please! :D

    • Anonymous

      YEA!

  • geneee

    yeaaa lets party instead of doing our job!

    • Anonymous

      Wow someone be sleeping on the negative bed again.

  • Steve

    A night out against crime………by staying in the back lot of the precinct.  Nice.  Those community affairs Officers are scared of their own shadows, nevermind actually having leave their office to fight crime.

    • http://www.nedberke.com Ned Berke

      And what do you do? Really, I’d like to know. You know, so I can belittle you without known a damn thing about who you are. It’ll be fun.

      • Steve

        Worst blogging website on the internet.  How about posting some real stories in the neighborhood for a change, instead of the repeated car accident stories.

  • a good neighbor

    what does everyone think of the auxiliary police officers of 61? 

    • geneee

      wanna be tough guys.

  • Josepfstalin

    Night out against crime?  Is that what they call it when the crookedest precinct this side of New Orleans has a barbeque?
    Tsk, tsk, the Russian mob payoffs must have been exceptional that week…

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