'Operation Reach Out' allows parents to patrol the streets after school

For one hour, beginning at 2:30 p.m., volunteers in teams of two will begin patrolling the streets near schools in the 44th police precinct. The volunteers were chosen to patrol the area around the Grand Concourse and Morrisana sections because four schools are in close proximity.

Volunteers on patrol will be equipped with specially marked jackets and cell phones that connect directly to 911. Officials say as more volunteers join, more schools will be patrolled. So far, 30 Bronx residents have volunteered, and organizers are expecting more to sign up once the program begins.

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