Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Community Walk in the Gilpin Neighborhood

April 4, 2017

WHAT:                       Richmond Police Department Community Walk

WHEN:                      5:30 p.m. Today, April 4, 2017

WHERE:                    1202 N. First St. – Fay Towers

BACKGROUND:     Chief Alfred Durham, Fourth Precinct Sector 411 Lieutenant Rick Edwards and other Richmond Police Department officers will participate in a walkthrough of Richmond’s Gilpin neighborhood at 5:30 p.m. today. During the walk, 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.

Sector 411 Lt. Edwards
said that the Gilpin area has seen a slight increase in property crimes such as residential burglaries, thefts from building and thefts from motor vehicles. Lt. Edwards has just recently been assigned to Sector 411 as the sector lieutenant.

“Property crime issues have been occurring in the Gilpin neighborhood at various times of the day,” Lt. Edwards said. “We will discuss ways to help prevent these types of property crimes as we go door-to-door – and we’ll inform the public of the adjustments we’ve made in our patrols to combat these incidents. This walkthrough will also give me the opportunity to introduce myself to folks in that neighborhood and ask how we can better serve them as a Department.”

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.