At the most recent Glendale Civilian Observation Patrol meeting, held last Thursday, there was mention that Woodhaven residents may join the group in the future.
“I have spoken with people from Woodhaven to possibly get them to join the group and include Woodhaven in the patrols,” Assemblyman Mike Miller (D-Woodhaven) said at the meeting.
G-COP President Frank Kotnik pointed out that the volunteers would start by adding a couple of Woodhaven members.
“We still have some steps to finish before this is official,” he said. “We need to get approval from the Community Board and we need NYPD approval but in the meantime, we could use a few new members and if the people living in Woodhaven are looking to help out, then we’ll let them.”
President of the Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association Ed Wendell could not yet speak to the plans.
“I was approached and we talked about it but we haven’t made any plans yet; at least, nothing has been finalized,” he said.
Miller also mentioned that the plans were in the very early stages.
— Tess McRae