NYPD Hosts Shred Event

Queens residents concerned about identity theft can take some measures of protection this weekend.

The New York Police Dept. will provide free document shredding and hard drive destruction as a means of preventing identity theft from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 5 at the Queens Center Mall, located at 90-15 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst.

The event is meant for documents containing sensitive personal information. Police will also offer registration of electronic devices through the NYPD’s Operation ID program.