Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Faith Leaders Spreading Message in Mosby Court

Faith Leaders Walk-through in Mosby Court

3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9

Mosby Court, 1973 Accommodation St.

In June, the Richmond Police Faith Leaders Partnership took its positive message of prayer and empowerment to the Hillside Court community with the promise that they would take that message to other neighborhoods in the city. Tomorrow, they will visit the Mosby Court public housing neighborhood.

Since July 1, Mosby Court has seen a 24 percent reduction in total major crimes, compared to the same period last year, with violent crimes leading the reduction at 50 percent. The idea behind the Faith Leaders’ Walk-through is to maintain this positive inroad in the community with a show of support from the Faith Leaders and Richmond Police. Chief Bryan T. Norwood and members of his Command Staff also will attend.

The Faith Leaders Partnership is quickly becoming one of the Department’s key community policing resources. Chief Norwood established the partnership in May 2010, with the goal of building a core group of faith leaders Richmond Police can meet with quarterly to address policing efforts, issues or concerns in the city.