Tuesday Townhall: Crime and Public Safety

We held our April 14 virtual Townhall Tuesday on crime and public safety. We heard from our 19th Precinct’s Commanding Officer Inspector Kathleen Walsh and Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation’s Public Safety Department’s Chief Kevin Brown. Special guests Congresswoman Maloney and Senator Jose Serrano joined the program to bring State and Federal updates.

We paused for a moment of silence in response to the passing of beloved former PSD Chief and former NYPD Assistant Chief Jack McManus, heading the police department’s Operations Division on 9/11. He passed on Monday due to 9/11 related cancer. We also paid tribute to another great loss for the Roosevelt Island Public Safety Department, Officer Corey Fischer, who passed from complications related to COVID-19. These two dedicated public servants made extraordinary contributions to their Roosevelt Island and New York City communities and will not soon be forgotten.

Next week, we are discussing cyber security and scams with experts from Ernst & Young. The meeting will be hosted on zoom with an option to join by telephone for those who may not have computer access. You can join on your computer using the URL: https://zoom.us/j/131837787 OR call 646-558-8656 and enter Meeting ID: 131 837 787 followed by #, then press # to enter the call. The joining URL and number remain the same week to week for each town hall.

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