Community Initiatives

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In collaboration with its partners, SNP strives to strengthen communities while protecting public safety.
Bridget G. Brennan joined Police Athletic League (PAL) Director Frederick J. Watts and First Deputy Police
Commissioner Benjamin B. Tucker in celebrating the 2018 PAL Summer Opening.

PAL 2In partnership with the city’s five District Attorneys, SNP seeks to leave a positive imprint on communities touched by our major drug enforcement operations by investing in the development of the neighborhood youth. SNP and the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office sponsored the Police Athletic League’s (PAL) After School Filmmaking Project following a long-term investigation in the vicinity of the Roosevelt Houses, a New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) residential development in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. Youth explored their creativity while learning how to make their own film, including fundamentals of film and video and the steps of narrative filmmaking from pre-production to post-production. The 32-week project culminated with a student film festival, The PAL Wynn Center Film Premiere, hosted by PAL Director Frederick Watts, Bridget G. Brennan and Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez. Attendees were treated to screenings of two student films. Funding was derived from SNP’s Safe Neighborhood Initiative.


The After School Filmmaking Project culminated with a screening of student films “Broken Ankles” and “The Haunting at the Wynn Center.”