Tuesday, June 19, 2012

All Eyes on Annual Neighborhood Watch Conference

Richmond Neighborhood Watch Groups
Community Emergency Response Team – CERT
Richmond Police Department

Annual Neighborhood Watch Conference

6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 20

Richmond Police Training Academy, 1202 W. Graham Road

Richmond Neighborhood Watch groups meet on a quarterly basis under the direction of Community Care Officer Sarah Powell. But they also have an annual conference to discuss community policing efforts to strengthen their partnership with Richmond Police and other City of Richmond agencies.

This year’s conference will focus on emergency preparedness in the event of a disaster or traumatic event in the community, with a presentation by a CERT representative and a member of the city’s staff to discuss our emergency preparedness plan.

All Neighborhood Watch groups also are gearing up for National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 7. Registration is available online at www.richmondgov.com/police.

The conference is open to the public.