NYPD 102nd Precinct Community Affairs Officers Scott Adelman (.l) and Nicholas Salamone (r.) with Captain Eynat Noar at the Richmond Hill Block Association on Wednesday, April 27. (Photo by Carlotta Mohamed)
At its first in-person meeting in two years since the COVID-19 pandemic, members of the Richmond Hill Block Association honored two police officers from the 102nd Precinct for their dedication to serving, protecting and building bridges within the community.
NYPD Community Affairs Officers Nicholas Salamone and Scott Adelman have received several awards from local elected officials such as State Deputy Jenifer Rajkumar, Councilwoman Joann Ariola, Senator James Sanders and Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez .
Salamone and Adelman were also recognized by Mayor Eric Adams for their unwavering commitment to keeping their community safe and secure.
“It means so much to me. It shows that a lot of people still care about the police and that we are there for them,” said Salamone, who is also a father of two daughters.
Salamone began his career as a police officer in 2010 when he joined the NYPD 30th Precinct in Harlem. In 2015, he was transferred to the 102nd Precinct.
Prior to joining the NYPD in 2010, Adelman served as an emergency medical technician for the FDNY. When he became a police officer, he worked in Brooklyn’s 75th Precinct and transferred to the 102nd Precinct in 2012.
Adelman shared his partner’s feelings about being recognized for the work he does in the community.
“It means a lot to me and that there are people in the community who still love us and enjoy working with us,” said Adelman, who is also a father of two daughters. “We are in the public eye, but we do a lot of work behind the scenes for our commanders.”
Simcha Waisman, president of the 102nd Precinct Community Council, thanked Salamone and Adelman for “doing a great job for the community.”
The NYPD 102nd Precinct covers part of central Queens which includes Kew Gardens, Richmond Hill, Woodhaven and the northern part of Ozone Park.