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First Online Meeting Scheduled for 112th Precinct

By Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska | November 21, 2013 1:09pm
 The 112th Precinct is trying to reach out to residents more effectively.
The 112th Precinct is trying to reach out to residents more effectively.
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QUEENS — The 112th Precinct has scheduled its first online meeting for December, police officials said Wednesday, in an effort to become more effective while keeping residents better informed.

“It’s like Skype, it’s going to be cool,” said Capt. Thomas Conforti, commanding officer of the precinct, who will participate in the meeting along with Heidi Chain, president of the community council.

Residents who want to participate can go a website run by Spreecast, a social video broadcasting platform, where viewers will be able to see and chat with representatives from the precinct.

The meeting will be held in addition to the monthly Precinct Community Council meetings, where police officials discuss neighborhood crime trends. The meetings are held at the precinct and are usually attended by a few dozen residents.

“People who may not have been able to come to our regular meetings can still get the information," said Chain. She added that during the online meeting people will be able to "find out what’s going on in their community, get safety tips and ask any question that pertains to our community.”

Those whose computers are not equipped with cameras, will able to type their questions, Chain said. Residents can also email their questions in advance.

The online meeting will take place on Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m. Those interested in participating in the forum can send their questions in advance to council112@yahoo.com.