The Opera Cop
Growing up in the neighborhoods of Bedford-Stuyvesant and East New York, Police Officer Makiah Brown fell in love with opera as a child. She would often perform for members of the community at her church. Still passionate about singing, Officer Brown now employs a similar passion for building relationships with New York City community members as a youth coordination officer for the Community Affairs Bureau. As a part of the NYPD’s new youth crime prevention strategy, Officer Brown is finding new ways to connect with an audience she knows and loves — the community she grew up in.