Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Community Walk in Randolph Neighborhood

April 5, 2016

WHAT:                       Richmond Police Department Community Walk

WHEN:                      5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, 2016

WHERE:                    Randolph Neighborhood; South Lombardy Street and Kemper Street

BACKGROUND:     Chief Alfred Durham will lead his Command Staff on a walk at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5 through the Randolph neighborhood. During the walk, officers will speak with community members about safety concerns they may have and what they would like to see from the Richmond Police Department.

Police will meet at South Lombardy Street and Kemper Street and divide into four groups to cover all areas of the neighborhood.

Randolph, just blocks away from Virginia Commonwealth University’s campus, is a diverse neighborhood consisting of lifelong residents to college students and young families. The neighborhood has recently seen an increase in larcenies and theft from motor vehicles. Sector 313 Lt. Bill Woo noted simply locking doors and windows can prevent such crimes.

“Locking doors and windows is an easy way to protect your personal belongings,” Lt. Woo said. “We want to build awareness and keep an open dialogue with residents to reduce crime.”

This event is the latest in a series of walks conducted by the Richmond Police Department in neighborhoods throughout the city.

Members of the media are encouraged to attend.