News & Special Alerts

May 14th Community Crime Forum for Manhattan- North of 59th St

Come out and voice your concerns!

This forum focuses on the area from 59th Street to the northern tip of Manhattan.

Speakers will discuss:

  • Youth Programs
  • Crime Prevention Info
  • New Police Technology
  • Q & A Session

Date: Thursday, May 14th, 2015

Time: 6-9pm (Light refreshments will be served at 5:30 PM)

Location: Salem United Methodist Church  2190 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd (West 129th St.)

Trains: A,B,C,D, 2/3 TO 125th Street

Presented by the NYPD's Patrol Borough Manhattan North and  Community Affairs Bureau

The Schools Unite Network (SUN) shares information to help improve the quality of life and safety of youth. It is administered by the Police Liaison Group (PLG), a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization founded in 1993. The PLG’s mission is to help improve the quality of life and safety of New York. The PLG administers the Schools Unite Network's (SUN), technology-based youth safety and information sharing initiative activated in cooperation with the NYPD, parents and schools in Manhattan. In addition to SUN and its focus on schools, the PLG develops and implements initiatives with other community members, the NYPD, other public and private agencies, businesses and elected officials to foster closer relationships for this purpose. To participate in the Schools Unite Network sign up to receive free alerts or provide information at


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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