- They make students aware that they are being watched which often encourages them to stay in school and pursue their studies;
- They help identify children with problems, as drug or alcohol abuse, so the children can receive the proper services;
- They reduce the likelihood of juveniles engaging in criminal mischief, and others from being victimized; and
- They result in unanticipated arrests, as in the arrest of: a 21 year old man for promoting truancy and endangering the welfare of 25 youths; an 18 year old with a loaded hand gun and 100 bags of marijuana in his back pack; and two sex offenders.
For further details on these and other incidents go to www.SUNnyc.org , click “SUN Communications Archive,” and view entries under Special Initiatives and Rape/Pedophilia/Other Sex Crimes.
And remember, IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING….CALL 911 IF YOU SEE SOMETHING SUSPICIOUS OR ARE IN DANGER.
Report online (or by voice/text to 347 560-9110) through SUN when you are unable or unwilling to report youth-related non-emergencies, or want to report incidents anonymously to the police, including RUMORS, SUSPICIOUS or CRIMINAL ACTIVITY on the streets, in transit and in your parks.
Reports are transmitted by SUN to appropriate decision makers in the NYPD for their attention. For emergencies call 911 immediately.