The next General Membership meeting will take place on April 16 at 7:00. Our guest speaker will be Deputy Police Commissioner Risco Mention-Lewis. Elections will also be held that evening.

Suffolk County Police Commissioner Edward Webber is hosting a 5K run in May to benefit the Guardians of Our Dependents (GOOD), an organization that helps families of police department members who have died.

The 3.1 mile Flat USATF course runs through the grounds and surrounding area of Suffolk County Police Headquarters, located at 30 Yaphank Ave. in Yaphank. The event, which will be held on May 10 at 4 p.m., is $25 for those who register by May 7 and $30 for those who register after May 7. Race times will be recorded using timing chips and posted online.

There will also be a Kids 1K Fun Run for children 12 and younger starting at 3:30 p.m. The entry fee for the Fun Run is $5.

To register online, visit www.justregister.net. Team registration is also available. For more information or to volunteer, email good5krun@gmail.com.

GOOD has helped families of more than two dozen members from the Suffolk County, Nassau County and New York City Police Departments. The organization assists with home repairs, provides activities for children and offers general support to the surviving spouse and children.

Did you know 300,000 people are hungry on Long Island each day as well as their countless pets?

The Fourth Precinct is hosting its springtime non perishable food drive. All proceeds will be given to Long Island Cares, The Harry Chapin Food Bank.

Here are some ideas for items needed: cereal, shelf stable milk, canned vegetables and fruit, peanut butter and jelly, condiments, canned fish and meats, pasta, rice, cookies, crackers, canned soups, pancake mix, and cake mix.  Pet food is also needed for dogs, cats, birds and other small animals.

All donations can be brought to the Fourth Precinct located at 727 Veterans Memorial Highway in Smithtown. We thank you in advance for your generosity.  Stay Safe.

Thanks to all who made this event such a success!

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