The walk begins at 5:30 p.m. today, August 15th, at Overbrook Road and Seminary Avenue.
Chief William Smith, Fourth Precinct Sector 412 Lt. Robert Fleming and other Richmond Police Department officers will participate in a walk through in Richmond’s VUU/Edgehill 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 412 Lt. Robert Fleming says property crime in the VUU/Edgehill neighborhood has decreased. In the first six months of the year, there were 20 reports of theft from motor vehicles in that area. There’s only been 3 since the beginning of July. There’s a similar trend for reports of breaking and entering, which have dropped from 5 to 0.
“I credit this to the community and their involvement with the officers,” said Lt. Fleming. “The patrol units shifted their focus to this area. They logged many hours, engaged many citizens from the community, and helped spread the word on ways to help prevent these crimes. We want to use this walk to meet the residents and to thank them for their support.”
This event is the latest in a series of walks conducted by the Richmond Police Department in neighborhoods throughout the city.