Team Up Tuesday Fosters Connections Between NYPD and Local Schools

NYPD precincts throughout the City collaborated with schools in their neighborhoods for the third ever Team Up Tuesday. Team Up Tuesday is a program hosted by the NYPD and Department of Education (DOE) that seeks to open the lines of communication between students and police officers. Police officers from throughout NYC coordinated activities that provided students the opportunity to make new connections and have meaningful exchanges with the officers in their precincts. By engaging in thoughtful dialogue, students learned about the resources available to them and officers gained a better understanding of students’ needs.

Police Commissioner O’Neill celebrated Team Up Tuesday by participating in a town hall discussion with students from Murry Bergtraum High School in Lower Manhattan. Panelists included Chancellor Carmen Fariña, representatives from each school on campus, and officers from the 5 Precinct. Also present at the event was Chief of Community Affairs Joanne Jaffe. Commissioner O’Neill and Chancellor Fariña emphasized the importance of working together to achieve common goals and enhance students’ lives. All those involved walked away with a more nuanced understanding of the challenges and hopes they have for their communities.