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Heartbeats Behind the Badge: How Love Keeps NYPD Officers Serving the Next Generation

The NYPD is the largest and one of the oldest police departments in the United States and New York City streets are known for being New York tough, so the New York City police department needs to be even tougher.
But to see what goes on behind that tough exterior, we spoke to NYPD officers, mentors and educators who are proud to wear a badge over their hearts that signals not only their dedication to protection but to the service to their community.

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In a still image from a video released by NTD ,NYPD officers at NYC Cops and Kids boxing have been supporting youth in New York for generations and are still going strong .(Oliver Trey/NTD)
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In a still image from a video released by NTD, officers Joel Allen (L)  and Vinnie Varriano (R) in their off-duty uniform for the non-profit, Cops Who Care, describe their experiences on patrol in New York. (Oliver Trey/NTD)
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In a still image from a video released by NTD,  Maria Haberfeld, professor of police science talks about the how the police is perceived by the public. (Oliver Trey/NTD)
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In a still image from a video released by NTD, Sliwa, founder of the Guardian Angels tells NTD host, Kay Rubacek, what it takes to create a safe community in New York.  (Oliver Trey/NTD)
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In a still image from a video released by NTD Michael Almonte tells NTD host, Kay Rubacek, how love for his work and his community as led to the success of the city-wide youth program, Blue Chips (Oliver Trey/NTD)
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In a still image from a video released by NTD Juanita Holmes NYPD Chief of Patrol, explains the challenges of New York City policing and public service.(Oliver Trey/NTD)
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In a still image from a video released by NTD, on the basketball court, NYPD Officer Darnell Gatling tells NTD host Kay Rubacek how he mentors dozens of youths. (Oliver Trey/NTD)
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