Hempstead, NY - February 1, 2017 - The Village of Hempstead recently hosted its annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Day to recognize the Hempstead Police Department’s unwavering commitment to protecting the community. During the program, Village of Hempstead Mayor Wayne J. Hall, Sr., joined elementary school students from both the Hempstead School District and Hempstead Charter Schools to present handmade Thank You cards to members of the Hempstead Police Department. The students gave a special performance acknowledging their appreciation for the officers’ service. In addition, a number of thankful residents shared emotional and heartfelt testimonials during the ceremony to highlight the powerful, positive impact the members of the Hempstead Police Department has had on the community.
The program is part of the national movement lead by the nonprofit organization Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S), which works to help rebuild the shattered lives of survivors and co-workers affected by line-of-duty deaths through establishing partnerships between law enforcement and the community. Representatives of the Metro New York division of C.O.P.S. and the Hempstead Chamber of Commerce were also in attendance to celebrate the great work of the Hempstead Police Department.
For more information, please call the Incorporated Village of Hempstead at 516.489.3400 or visit the website at www.villageofhempstead.org