Community Affairs New Immigrant Outreach Unit COMMUNITY AFFAIRS BUREAU NYPD Raymond W. Kelly Police Commissioner Philip Banks III Chief of Community Affairs Bureau
New Immigrant Outreach Unit Mission of NIOU • Build and maintain relationships with community leaders and organizations in new immigrant communities. • Coordinate with other police department bureaus and city agencies to address the needs and concerns of the community.
New Immigrant Outreach Unit • Unit Structure • Liaisons are assigned specific new immigrant communities in which to enhance outreach : • African / Caribbean • Arab/Muslim • Asian • Eastern • European • Hispanic
New Immigrant Outreach Unit FACTS REGARDING PAST IMMIGRATION TO NEW YORK CITY • Between 1880 and 1920 more than 23 million people immigrated into the United States. • 17 million of them through New York City.
New Immigrant Outreach Unit FACTS REGARDING NEW IMMIGRATION TO NEW YORK CITY • TODAY : • During the 1990’s, nearly 1.2 million people immigrated to New York City. • Results of the 2000 U.S. Census indicate that New York City is the most ethnically diverse city in the United States.
New Immigrant Outreach Unit FACTS REGARDING NEWERIMMIGRATION TO NEW YORK CITY • New York City population: 8,008,278 (2000 census) • 36 % of population is foreign born (2,871,032) • Over 120 Languages spoken.
New Immigrant Outreach Unit WHY DO NEWIMMIGRANTS CHOOSE TO LIVE IN NYC? • Greater economic opportunities. • Established Family ties. • Escape from war, anarchy, political and / or religious persecution.
Bronx 13.4% Staten Island 2.5% Manhattan 15.8% Queens 35.8% Brooklyn 32.5% New Immigrant Outreach Unit WHERE DO NEW IMMIGRANTS CHOOSE TO LIVE ? Total Foreign Born : 2,871,032
New Immigrant Outreach Unit Mayor’s ExecutiveOrder 41(signed 9/17/03) Reaffirms the City’s Policy of providing essential services to all residents regardless of immigration status.
New Immigrant Outreach Unit NYPD Policy Regarding Mayor’s Executive Order 41 • It’s the policy of the NYPD, NOT to inquire about the immigration status of : • Crime Victims • Witnesses • Or anyone who calls or approaches the police seeking assistance.
Community Participation Programs • Civilian Observation Patrols (COP) • Civilian Observer Ride Along Program • Terrorism Awareness Training • Citizens Police Academy • Precinct Community Council • Clergy Liaison Program
Community Participation Programs Community Council Meetings • Councils in 76 precincts & 9 Police Service Areas (PSA). • Monthly meetings open to the public. • A forum for direct communication between the community and police.
Community Participation Programs Clergy Liaison Program • Formalizes the important relationship between the clergy, their congregations, & the NYPD. • Establishes a line of communication to better address mutual concerns.
New Immigrant Outreach Unit Ways to access Police Services • 9 1 1– forEMERGENCIES! • ALL CRIMES IN PROGRESS. • If IMMEDIATEPolice, Fire, or EMS response is needed!
New Immigrant Outreach Unit Ways to access Police Services • 3 1 1 – for NON-emergencies • General information for city services : -Alternate side rules in effect - garbage collection schedule - No heat / hot water complaints • Quality of life issues : • Noise complaints • Blocked driveways • Panhandling • Graffiti
New Immigrant Outreach Unit “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free. The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-post to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” -From "The New Colossus" by Emma Lazarus
COMMUNITY AFFAIRS BUREAU1 Police Plaza Room 200New York, N.Y. 10038 Telephone #1-646-610-5323 Contact Us : THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND ATTENTION !