The police commissioner went to school Wednesday to try to bridge the gap between young New Yorkers and the NYPD.
At August Martin High School in Queens, Commissioner Ray Kelly and members of the Hip-Hop Summit Youth Council announced a new initiative that makes police officers available to students to talk about subjects like the department's stop-and-frisk policy and police involved shootings.
"We're two entities that, you know, you heard so many rumors about hip hop and NYPD, but we're here together to make a difference because we're concerned about our young people," said Charles Fisher of the Hip-Hop Summit Youth Council.
"This is just the beginning, because I believe with Charles and Randy's leadership, we can apply this model to other schools throughout the city," Kelly said
Both the police and the youth council hope the program can bring down crime by improving community relations.