Community Walk in the Jackson Ward Neighborhood Tonight at 5 PM

Community Walk in the Jackson Ward Neighborhood Tonight at 5 PM

An uptick in property crime is the impetus for this Community Walk.

WHAT: Richmond Police Department Community Walk

WHEN: 5:30 p.m. TODAY, Dec. 5, 2017

WHERE: Abner Clay Park, 200 W. Clay St.

BACKGROUND: Chief Alfred Durham and Richmond Police Department officers will participate in a walk through Richmond’s Jackson Ward neighborhood at 5:30 p.m. today. During the walk, RPD officers will speak with community members about safety concerns they may have and hear how the Richmond Police Department can better serve their community.

Recently promoted Sector 413 Lt. James Roberts has noted an increase in property crimes in the Jackson Ward neighborhood. He will discuss the crime trends with residents and will also share information about tips to protect your property during the holiday season.

“Thefts from motor vehicles are an on-going problem for us in Jackson Ward. We have recently seen an uptick in motor vehicle theft as well,” said Lt. Roberts. “During this walk, we will encourage our partners in the community to lock their car doors, keep all valuables out of sight, and never leave their keys in an unattended vehicle. Together we can make great strides to reduce property crime.”

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



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