News & Special Alerts

RSVP to SUN's free Oct.8th Safety Conference with the NYPD-space is limited, registration required

Time: 8:30-10:30 am
Location: Hunter College Campus Schools 71 East 94th Street (Madison Avenue) NY, NY
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Parents, school heads and school safety personnel are invited to join representatives from local precincts, the NYPD's School Safety Division and other invited guests to discuss conditions concerning the safety of your children, school, and community and share solutions. 
This conference, which will include break out sessions with members of your individual precinct, will focus on:
Incident reports received through the Schools Unite Network (SUN) from parents, youth, school staff and others. Please send any incidents you would like discussed at the conference, anonymously, if you wish to
Sharing solutions and best practices to help prevent and address safety concerns, including bullying, robberies, and area hotspots based upon information received by SUN
Helping determine how to allocate resources most effectively based on information shared by you and others which may also require updating SUN’s online safety maps- with locations and schedules of parent patrols, crossing guards and police-patrolled safe corridors 
..And meet the NEW Commanding Officer of the Upper East Side's 19th Precinct, Deputy Inspector Grant and get to know other leaders in the NYPD in Manhattan North who work to help keep your children and neighborhood safe.

What is SUN?

SUN is an important safety initiative for children, activated in cooperation with the NYPD to help keep youths on track, prevent delinquency and reduce crime concerning youths, including drug dealing, gang activity, pedophilia, and substance abuse.  SUN began on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in the spring of 2006 and now has thousands of individuals from over 100 schools receiving SUN Alerts in Manhattan alone.

How does SUN work?

SUN transmits Incident Reports from parents, schools and community members to appropriate decision makers at the NYPD, when necessary, for their attention. SUN is especially effective in dispelling rumors circulating on the street and Internet, reducing fear and panic when a situation arises, and mobilizing the community when necessary, since SUN, established as a reliable source, rapidly disseminates recommended courses of action from the NYPD to our parent subscribers and member schools by issuing SUN Alerts.

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