Friday, November 20, 2015

Faith Leaders Safety Picnic

November 20, 2015

WHO:                         Richmond Police Department personnel

WHAT:                       Faith Leaders Safety Picnic

WHEN:                      10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Saturday, November 21, 2015

WHERE:                    Broad Rock Park, 4827 Old Warwick Road

BACKGROUND:     Members of the faith community are invited to the inaugural Faith Leaders Safety Picnic, which will be held Saturday in south side.  This informative and fun-filled event is focused on safety education and forging bonds between citizens, the community and the police.

“Our goal is to join with our faith leaders to help improve the community,” said Sector 211 Lieutenant Faith Flippo. “We want to help reduce crime while creating partnerships with our citizens.”

The event will include safety classes, visits from the Richmond Police Mounted Unit and Richmond Fire Department, a street car show, music, food and a turkey giveaway. Mothers Against Drunk Driving will have a booth at the picnic. There will also be a bounce house for the kids!

Richmond Police will share information on safety in places of worship and how to respond to suspicious activity or an incident in the sanctuary. The picnic also a great opportunity to network with other members of the faith community in a casual atmosphere and form relationships that can assist with sharing information and concerns in the future.