Detective Patrick Blanc moved from East New York, Brooklyn to the Queens Village area of Southeast Jamaica in 1981. Det. Blanc has spent the majority of his adolescence and adult life in this very same neighborhood and to date, is currently residing in this area with his new family.
Patrick graduated from Andrew Jackson High School in 1987, (Recently renamed, Campus Magnet HS) where he made lasting friendships with faculty, alumni, and community residents.
A graduate of SUNY Old Westbury, Patrick joined the New York Police Department in June of 1995 where he was sworn in to protect and serve the citizens of the city in which he loves. His dedication, tenacity, and hard work brought him up in ranks to Detective of the Central Robbery Surveillance Unit in 2003.
Det. Blanc is known to thousands of people he serves and encounters as being “Extremely Passionate” about his community.
He is the Founder and President of the Embrace Ya Kidz (EYK) organization founded in 2006. EYK has hosted and sponsored a wide variety of annual events, such as EMBRACE YA KIDZ DAY, which has provided thousands of kids with back to school supplies and an annual BBQ. THANKSGIVING/COAT DRIVE WITH EYK & THE KEVIN MILLER FOUNDATION, an annual dinner held on Sutphin Boulevard and Archer Avenue for those less fortunate. EYK ANNUAL TOY GIVEAWAY, the EYK family visits shelters and schools to provide toys and smiles to a host of different communities.
Det. Blanc’s continued love for his community touches so many families in the most trying times. The driving force behind him, “NOT STOPPING” is the 2009 violence that claimed the life of Kevin L. Miller Jr., an innocent teenage victim of gang violence.
Det. Blanc rallied the community to stand up with the Miller family, in honor and remembrance of Kevin, even to this day a peaceful candlelight vigil is held each and every year in his honor. What began as a modest gesture of love from family and friends has brought together over 1500 attendees including other families who have suffered some of the same tragedies, to find a place of comfort and peace.
Det. Blanc was named “ANGEL COP” & New Yorker of the Week by the New York Post and NY1 for his heroic part in helping a Queen’s mother who suffered the loss of both her children in a devastating fire. Without personally knowing the family with exception of them being community residents. Det. Blanc helped obtain the funds for their burial in addition to having their grandmother come from Haiti to say their final goodbyes. Det. Blanc even flew to Haiti to see that the grandmother was accompanied into the USA safely.
Det. Patrick Blanc coordinates many initiatives to raise community awareness, spearheading the campaign “Leave No Kids behind/Raise a helmet” which raised $3000 of much-needed funding for the Campus Magnet football team, uniforms.
That same year, Det. Blanc went borough-wide to stand up to youth bullying, with the ”STOP THE BULLYING” campaign, endorsed by former NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly, conducting presentations at 16 schools throughout the Tri-State Area. The success of the campaign brought about a project to keep the children motivated to stay of out of trouble, for which they wrote essays, in which 50 children of 8 schools were chosen for a free trip to Yankee Stadium.