(NY Daily) The NYPD-RGPF Officers’ Association — a group NYPD officers with roots in Grenada — is bringing new meaning to the phrase “long arm of the law” by reaching out to help Grenada law enforcement officials and aiding other causes in the region.
This month, the association collected much-needed relief supplies — including food, soap and shoes — for survivors of Hurricane Maria on storm-ravaged Dominica. Association members were scheduled to gather in Brooklyn yesterday to pack donated supplies bound for Dominica.
The NYPD-RGPF association was founded in the wake of tragedy and its members are, professionally and personally, well suited to respond to crisis.
According to NYPD-RGPF spokesman Michael Bascombe, the association — which uses the Royal Grenada Police Force acronym RGPF in its name — was founded after RGPF Corporal Daniel Edgar was fatally shot in the line of duty in Grenada in April 2016.
Through fund-raising efforts and personal financial support from NYPD officers, the association’s first act was a financial contribution to Edgar’s family — and donating 100 bullet-proof vests, helmets, traffic enforcement equipment and other gear to the Grenada Police Force in September.
The association has started discussions with the RGPF on possible future partnerships, he said.