WHAT: Richmond Police Department Community Walk
WHEN: 5:30 p.m. Today, October 4, 2016
WHERE: 1000 Westmoreland Street
BACKGROUND: The Command Staff will lead the officers of the Richmond Police Department on a walk at 5:30 p.m. today, October 4 through the Willow Lawn and Malvern Gardens neighborhoods. 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.
Sector 311 Lieutenant Nathaniel Bynum said the primary crime concerns are property crimes, larcenies, auto theft and theft from motor vehicles.
“The most common report we receive are thefts from unlocked vehicles. Patrol officers are continuously educating the public on the importance of locking their vehicles and hiding valuables, but we are now seeing an increase in forcible vehicle entries,” Lt. Bynum said. “Residents should park in areas that are well-lit and well-traveled. Do not leave valuables in your car or loose change in plain view. Make sure if you do leave items in your vehicle, that they are well concealed in a locked glove compartment or your trunk.”
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.