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Brooklyn, NY - Shomrim Aids In Training New Asian-American Safety Patrol In Sunset Park

Published on: August 4, 2014 04:07 PM
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One of the Asian-American Safety Patrol vehicle seen In Sunset Park on 57th Street in Brooklyn, NY on Aug 4, 2014 (VINnews.com)Brooklyn, NY - In conjunction with the NYPD and other agencies, Brooklyn’s Hasidic civilian patrol group Shomrim has been instrumental in helping train Sunset Park’s new Asian-American volunteer watch group, the Brooklyn Asian Safety Patrol (BASP).

NYPOST.com (http://bit.ly/1qLpj4h) reports that the BASP’s initial team now consists of about 15 members who, like Shomrim, will act as the “eyes and ears” of the community for police, according to NYPD Deputy Inspector James Grant who helped get the program up and running.

Grant said the group will also be helpful to police in bridging the language barrier in Sunset Park, with BASP members speaking Cantonese, Mandarin, Fujianese, English and other Asian dialects.

Using two 2006 Hyundai patrol cars with Brooklyn Asian Safety Patrol affixed to their sides, BASP’s Louie Lou said, “We drive around with our lights on to let the bad guys know we are here.”

One of the Asian-American Safety Patrol vehicle seen In Sunset Park on 57th Street in Brooklyn, NY on Aug 4, 2014 (VINnews.com)



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 Aug 04, 2014 at 05:40 PM Benjey Says:

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