Community Peace Patrol Officers (CPPO) is made up of community volunteers making their neighborhoods safe, habitable and conducive to business success. CPPO consists of men and women of all ages.
— Adopt-a-Friend Inc., of the Bronx launches a new program for Community Peace Patrol Officers with a recruiting meeting on Tuesday March 26th, from 6-8 PM in the Parkchester area, at the Al Iman Community Center, 2006 Westchester Avenue, Bronx, NY 10462.
Adopt-a-Friend Inc, is a Parkchester area community organization dedicated to preserving humanity one friend at a time. And Adopt-a-Friend has put their hearts into it with this new Community Peace Patrol Officers program. The President Sheikh Moussa Drammeh is also the originator of the well-known Peace December project, which is a symbolic celebration of peace and tolerance guided by the idea that December is Jesus-month, and Jesus after all is the Prince of Peace. This new program is born from the same spirit, and it is the practical end of that same commitment.
The Community Peace Patrol Officers program is a very effective Crime Prevention tool for the communities. The presence of CPPOs acts as a deterrent to crime. In fact, the majority of volunteer community patrols has drastically reduced crime in their neighborhoods and eliminated the suspicious activity associated with crime, thereby enhancing the overall quality of life in the community.
The program addresses many issues, through a very participatory approach to maintaining a peaceful community. There are existential issues such as: "people don’t care," and general indifference. Sometimes the worst and repeated violence take place to the neighbor next door without people knowing it. Relationships may look good and seem healthy on the outside but are deceitful on the inside. The worst abuses take place in some of the unlikeliest places from the unlikeliest people. People feels abandoned, trapped, hopeless and see no way out of a situation, relations or condition. Adopt-a-Friend is designed to provide community assistance in all those cases.
Prospective users of the service could be experiencing many situations or need services including:
1. Abusive relationship, gang-related issues, sexual abuse.
2. Unwanted pregnancies, and other personal issues requiring confidentiality.
3. Illegal guns or other weapons in the community
4. Other criminal activities in the neighborhood.
5. Schooling, mentoring, job search
The list goes on and on, and this program is for the community and by the community and organized with support of the NY Police Department, who also provide the training. The program is purposely designed with the help of the NYPD so it can be a first step for a career in law enforcement.
Most importantly, a community program like this involves members of the community in creating a constructive relationship with law enforcement and enhancing the local community by doing so.
The recruiting evening serves for interested people in the community to find out more about the program, and find out if they can qualify to participate.
Adopt-a-friend is supported by many forms of contributions and donations, as well as by its own fundraising activities, which include a Green Energy Fundraiser
All of its activities are focused on creating value for the community, and whatever it is people choose to do for the organization will enhance their lives, and the lives of everyone in the community.
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