Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Community Walk in the Swansboro Neighborhood

February 7, 2017

WHAT:                       Richmond Police Department Community Walk

WHEN:                      5:00 p.m. Today, February 7, 2017

WHERE:                    2409 Bainbridge Street – Boys & Girls Club

BACKGROUND:     Mayor Levar Stoney will join Chief Alfred Durham and other Richmond Police Department officers on a walk at 5:00 p.m. today through Richmond’s Swansboro neighborhood. During the walk, the mayor and RPD officers will speak with community members about safety concerns they may have and what they would like to see from the Richmond Police Department. Councilwoman Reva Trammell and Councilman Parker Agelasto will also attend.

                                    Sector 211 Lt. Kelly O’Connell said that the area has seen a slight increase in property crimes such as thefts from motor vehicles and residential burglaries. She assumed command of Sector 211 following her promotion to lieutenant last month.

                                    “This walk gives me the opportunity to introduce myself to the neighborhood,” Lt. O’Connell said. “My officers and I will hand out flyers with safety information and all my contact information. I hope to speak to as many people as possible tonight.”

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.