Executive Board Meeting
Asian Jade Society BBQ
Saturday, August 20, 2016
Please bring your own towels if you are utilizing the pool
Location will be emailed to those who RSVP to
In light of the Heightened Security Awareness please remain armed and vigilant at all times
Eugene Canapi, President
Always a COP First, Support Your Union
It is my sincerest wish that this letter finds you in Good Health and prosperity. I apologize for the late mailing of your membership and PBA card.
2016 has been a tough one for law enforcement in general, as was the last 2 years. The population of very vocal people are still promoting anti-law enforcement rhetoric. PO Peter Liang was convicted and sentenced for a tragedy that he should never have been indicted of. Peter may not seek redress, since the Judge had stipulated, that, should he lose again, the offer may not be there. There are lessons to be learned as we increase in number and our members are scattered all over the city. Under the recommendations of Peters legal counsel, we remained silent as was the strategy, however, in hind sight, we will not be silenced again, we will voice our concerns and displeasures, voice our desires and we will protest, and be as vocal as those who condemn us without all the facts. We as a people, Asians in commonalty must bond and bind together as a power to be reckoned with. No longer can we just sit idly by. I want to thank Retired Detectives Christine Leung and Agnes Chan for their work and support with regards to being the Societies eyes and ears during Peters legal battle. They are examples of what is good with the Asian Jade Society
I have to also apologize for not being as prominent in the community and with the Society as I should be. I am also President of the Committee of Police Societies, and my responsibilities there have been enormous. There are 31 ethnic, fraternal and religious organizations that are recognized by the Department, and I over see them all, both as the President of COPS, but also as a representative of The office of Deputy Commissioner Administration. I will not seek another term of office for COPS, to focus on the Society.
I and my Board are laying the groundwork to ensure the Asian Jade Society’s viability for the next 20 years and beyond, but a slower pace that I wanted. But the energy of the young trustees and delegates are surpassing my expectations. The Society has been creating a pool of viable candidates to be succeed us on the executive board, as well identifying members who are willing to become delegates and trustees of their command and or Boro. I have expressed that they should be delegates not just for us, but as fraternal delegates who know about all the other organizations. This year's dinner was sold out again to the credit and hard work of Executive Board, the trustees and delegates, the Societies members and our supporters.
Returning to New York, is the National Asian Peace Officers Association, The National "Asian Jade Society". Enclosed in this mailing is the flyer and information associated with this event. Please share and post at your command. It is not just for Asians. It's for all Law enforcement. The BBQ/Picnic will culminate in the week end of the conference. If you want to attend the conference on your own time and the week is not your vacation week, please contact the Society so that we may be able to work with the Department so that you are granted leave to attend the conference, overall needs of the Department in mind.
Communicating with the members via E-mail, text notification with an integration to social media and world wide web is utilized. YOU are the Society, without you, there is no society. Each and every one of the you, our members is an integral part of what makes the Society, and what makes the Department so diverse.
If you feel neglected, I do apologize. I need you to let me know if we are going in the direction you feel we should be. Your comments and recommendations are greatly appreciated. Please contact the undersigned if you have any issues, concerns or desires that you think I may be able to assist. Call or visit me, I am in room 1407 at 1 Police Plaza. My office number is 646-610-8166/8170.
To the Men and Women of the New York City Police Department:
The great majority of cops I know took this job
because they want to make a real difference.
They truly want to lead lives of significance,
and want to be part of something that matters.
There are many emotional highs for us: delivering a baby on the side of the FDR Drive; talking a jumper down off a rooftop; watching a smile form across a young person’s face when we reveal our “human” side. But it’s difficult to maintain a positive outlook when the lows inevitably materialize.
As we emerge from an interval of violent protests and cops being targeted, not because of who they are, but because of what they represent, I want us to remember why we chose to become New York City police officers.
If I hadn’t leapt into law enforcement nearly 34 years ago, I know this would’ve been an unfulfilled life for me. What we do is more than a profession, it’s more than a passion, and it’s certainly more than a paycheck. I think it’s a higher calling.
From wherever you hail, you and your colleagues share a willingness to serve, whether your previous work was as far afield as Iraq or Afghanistan, or as local as Washington Heights or Wall Street. You bring worldliness to our mission.
You’re keenly aware of the pressures of our chosen career and the increased scrutiny of our actions, particularly over the last two years. You know what it’s like to wear a uniform on the street.
While much has improved here in New York, tensions between cops and civilians continue unabated in many other American cities. And the level of broad-brush criticism directed at us has seldom been greater. It has added to an already stressful environment, and mistrust has risen among those who automatically question the most innocuous of police activities.
For too long, the NYPD was purely a numbers-driven organization. Now we have a department that recognizes the great work done by all its members, and recognizes the creativity that propels us forward.
I know you want to be evaluated on the quality of your efforts rather than the quantity of your enforcement activity; you are rightly focused on improving lives while making meaningful arrests.
You’re on a team that has surpassed all expectations. You’ve reduced crime to record lows while simultaneously defending against terrorism, all while forging new and stronger relationships with the public.
Your commitment to these ideals is the foundation of those partnerships. We simply cannot do our job of protecting the city without the respect and cooperation of those we serve. It’s a shared responsibility.
Our neighborhood-based policing initiative—and the Neighborhood Coordination Officers and steady sector cops who are instrumental in its success—has become a national model for a new operations paradigm. The civilian volunteers in our Community Partner Program say we’re really getting to know the people and our environs in a meaningful way.
We’ve also seen hefty decreases in civilian complaints and response times. And through your efforts, we’ve made tremendous inroads in identifying and quashing crime hotspots through precision policing—targeted enforcement of the relatively small percentage of criminals who commit the majority of violent acts.
As the police, you’re expected to uphold the department’s reputation in everything you do by portraying an image of professionalism and integrity. And you do it better than anyone else, anywhere.
Those close to you may not always understand the job’s demands, which can be isolating. But when you actually realize how much you contribute to the greater good, it’s infinitely rewarding.
Theodore Roosevelt opined: “Character is the decisive factor in the life of an individual and of nations alike.” It’s also the decisive factor in policing.
The past 15 years, especially, have been a test of character for cops. You’ve earned universal praise for your responses to scores of crises in that time. You helped a city rise from the ashes of 9/11, making its residents feel secure again, all while driving crime down to levels not seen in half a century. You’ve saved thousands of lives.
As we continue this important work together, I ask that you keep performing at your highest level. Never forget that day when you pledged to discharge your duties “to the best of my abilities ….” Those words have meaning.
Continue showing the people of New York City and, by extension, the entire world, that being a member of the NYPD means being exceptional. Aspire to greatness, remain safe, and enjoy the ride.
James P. O’Neill
Chief of Department
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