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work," he said. "You talk to-these His enthusiasm for his work as a little kids, ask them how their MELAYNC SEIDMAH NI(AS Officer said Police Officer Elias Nikas. "So if why." Brooklyn Ave. stationhouse in Flat- Christmas was, and they say they didn't do anything. They don't believe in Santa Claus.

It touches you." Most kids, even the very young ones, are wary of cops, he said. The party, he hopes, will help change that "It sends a positive message just to see us in a different light We're out of uniform; they see another side of us. We play with them, and they see we're not always about law enforcement" JOB TITLE: Police officer in the 63d Precinct BEST PART OF JOB: "This might sound corny, but it's being able to help people in their time of need. When you recover someone's stolen property, you know you did something good." BIGGEST HEADACHE: "None. I'm 100 into my job." BIO BITS: Grew up in Sheepshead Bay.

Married one year. HOME: Sheepshead Bay AFTER-WORK ACTIVITIES Favorite food: Coffee Favorite place in Brooklyn: Sheepshead Bay Favorite sports teams: The Rangers and the Mets Favorite leisure activity: "I work on the Christmas party all year." Favorite TV show: "The Honey-mooners" and "Seinfeld" Laura Williams 79.99 after trade-in 74.99 835. Reg. 89.99 Recharges from 12V to 240V in 8 hours Triple heads for fast comfortable shave Cordcordless Trimmer for sideburns Lift cut floating heads Have your Norelco serviced! We'll clean, oil and adjust it, plus install new blades. Reg.

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But that quest doesn't end when he goes off duty. He's busy January through December planning a Christmas block party in Gravesend for poor kids. This year, he's expecting about 5,000 children to show up at the party Dec. 16. There will be balloons, clowns and presents, and cops will dole out safety tips to parents and tots.

Nikas pays for 70 of the presents himself, he said. To help cover costs this year, he's using the $2,500 in award money he recently received from the Hundred Year Association, a group that recognizes civil servants who do good. The Christmas party idea came to Nikas who was born, raised and still lives in Sheepshead Bay after a frightening experience three years ago. "I came home one night, I had just gotten engaged, and my father was sick; he had water in his lungs. Turns out he had to have triple bypass surgery.

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