County Executive Laura Curran and Commissioner of Police Patrick Ryder announce the re-engagement of Operation Natalie. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic which placed many stressors on our residents, the police departments’ multi-prong approach has been reinstituted to assist those in need. Mr. Victor Ciappa, Natalie’s father will also be present to support this program, as new data will be provided.
Natalie Ciappa passed away from a drug overdose thirteen years ago on June 21, 2008 in garage in Seaford. Operation Natalie was instituted to decrease both fatal and non-fatal overdoses and to provide pathways to recovery.
In addition, K-9 Moose and his handler will provide a demonstration of a search for drugs and there will be an announcement regarding our POP Program.
When: Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 1:00pm
Where: NCPD Memorial Park 1490 Franklin Ave. Mineola
Media is cordially invited to attend