Report: Guardian Angels to patrol Riverhead

A well-known anti-crime organization could soon be patrolling the streets of Riverhead. Officials tell Newsday they have invited the Guardian Angels to set up patrols in the community next year.

News 12 Staff

Dec 23, 2014, 8:33 AM

Updated 3,442 days ago

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Report: Guardian Angels to patrol Riverhead
A well-known anti-crime organization could soon be patrolling the streets of Riverhead.
Officials tell Newsday they have invited the Guardian Angels to set up patrols in the community next year.
Town Supervisor Sean Walter says the call for patrol comes after several robbery attacks on Hispanic men in downtown Riverhead.
Walter said the Guardian Angels will help improve the relationship and communication between police and the Latino community.
Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa says his group's knowledge of the language and culture of the Latino community can help police overcome distrust and bring forth information to help fight gang activity.
Some Riverhead residents told News 12 that they welcome the Guardian Angels patrols.
The Guardian Angels are already patrolling in the streets of Greenport and Huntington. Sliwa says he expects to have a patrol set up in Riverhead by early spring.


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