Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Community Walk in Swansboro West

April 19, 2016

WHAT:                       Richmond Police Department Community Walk

WHEN:                      5:30 p.m. Today, April 19, 2016

WHERE:                    Swansboro West; Wythemar Street and Larchmont Avenue

BACKGROUND:     Chief Alfred Durham will lead his Command Staff on a walk at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19 through Swansboro West. 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 the corner of Wythemar Street and Larchmont Avenue and divide into four groups to cover all areas of the neighborhood.

Swansboro West is home to a community of new families and retirees. Residents are passionate about their neighborhood and many are active within the community. Sector 211 Lt. Faith Flippo noted the importance of police presence to reduce crime in the area. The neighborhood has recently seen a rise in burglaries, property and environmental crimes.

“This is an active community that cares a lot about their neighborhood,” Lt. Flippo said. “We want to listen to their concerns, ensure residents are safe and take a proactive stance against 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.