NYPD Sgt. James Clarke, a community affairs officer who is at the helm of the Youth Police Academy at I.S. 231 in Springfield Gardens, was honored with a prestigious public service award for his dedication to helping young people in the community on Tuesday, Aug. 2.
Clarke was humbled to receive the 2023 Sloan Public Service Award during a ceremony held in the auditorium at I.S. 231, located at 145-00 Springfield Blvd., with officials from the Fund for the City of New York, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, NYPD Deputy Commissioner Mark Stewart and approximately 155 kids he mentors at the school.