Monday, August 8, 2011

New Format, New Venue for Richmond Police Awards

Richmond Police Salute to Excellence Awards Ceremony

1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9

Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School, 1000 N. Lombardy St.

The honors for police personnel and members of the community previously presented on a quarterly basis by Richmond Police have now moved to a twice-a-year format.

Along with the new format, more space was needed to accommodate the honorees. The Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School has welcomed Richmond Police and this event as their guests.

“The great arrests, the reductions in crime, the police work done behind the scenes – most by our civilian personnel – none of this would be possible without our partnerships. It’s a team effort,” Chief Bryan T. Norwood said. “And it’s important that this work does not go unnoticed or unappreciated. We also thank the Governor’s School, a new partner, in this effort.”

One of the Department’s highest awards – the Chief’s Citation – will be presented along with honors for life-saving efforts, service to law enforcement, crime reduction, EXILE prosecutions, meritorious and excellent police conduct and department citations.