Community Engagement

 

2018 Town Hall Presentation

 

 

2018 Town Hall Meeting Presentation

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Jon Burkett recognizes Richmond Police officer for act of kindness

 

Jon Burkett recognizes Richmond Police officer for act of kindness

RICHMOND, Va. -- As part of the CBS 6 Month of Giving, Jon Burkett chose to recognize a Richmond Police officer who recently went viral for an act of kindness.

Earlier this month, CBS 6 shared the story of a Richmond Police Officer De’Dongio Randall.

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Virginia native, Hall of Famer Allen Iverson attends final game of basketball league built to reduce crime in Richmond

 

Virginia native, Hall of Famer Allen Iverson attends final game of basketball league built to reduce crime in Richmond

RICHMOND, VA (Richmond Times-Dispatch) - Twin 6-year-olds Javion and Savion Nicholson dribbled a basketball with both hands when a deep voice behind them requested it.

“Kick it,” said Allen Iverson, Hall of Famer and Virginia native, calling for the ball.

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Mother recalls the day she lost her son

 

Mother recalls the day she lost her son

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - It was 4 a.m. on Feb. 7, 2017, when 26-year-old Jakeem Johnson was shot and bleeding to death.

"He's been running and hiding behind someone's house. He’s dying. He says there are still trying to shoot at him again," said the voice on the police scanner.

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Richmond Police Officer Nick Castrinos serves at home and abroad

Richmond Police Officer Nick Castrinos serves at home and abroad

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — It’s Hero Day at the Richmond Home and Garden Show.

As a result, active and retired military personnel and first responders get in free Friday with their i.d.’s.

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Gone without a trace

 

Gone without a trace

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A young Richmond mother vanishes without a trace. Her family believes she was taken in the night, and for six long years, her two boys still wonder what happened.

On October 9, 2010, two young boys woke up alone. Their mother, 24-year-old Unique Harris, was gone.

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Police Teaming Up with Faith Leaders

 

Police teaming up with faith leaders to help families through tragedy

When it comes to addressing crime, we repeatedly hear police can't do it alone.

Now, two local jurisdictions are leaning on faith to make changes in the community.

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Peeps and Police Autism Forum

 

Chief learns lesson about autism and police

As a part of the Peeps and Police Safety forum, Richmond Police and Autism awareness advocates met with community members Monday to start a dialogue about police encounters with someone with a mental illness.

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Faith Leaders & Police Picnic

 

Faith leaders, police to host picnic in South Richmond to foster better relationships with community

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2016 National Night Out logo

 

Thank you all who joined us in celebrating the 33rd annual National Night Out. Over 80 registered events took place in Richmond to, “Give Neighborhood Crime and Drugs a Going Away Party.”

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Monarch Woods Senior Living Home

 

Third Precinct Sergeants Michael Stinger, Dana Brereton, and MPO Luke Geiger recently attended a community meeting at Monarch Woods Senior Living Home. The residents expressed their concerns, which were addressed by MPO Geiger, who also brought Dunkin Donuts for the residents, which were a big hit with them ! He told them that we would do our best to give them more attention, increase visibility, and help them feel safer in their community.

Officer Jerry Baskette cleans a basketball court with a citizen

 

Officer Jerry Baskette cleans a basketball court with a citizen

Video courtesy of Candice Smith, NBC12 reporter.

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Morning News: This is what 'thanks' is all about!

 

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Since winter storm Jonas hit us over the weekend, we here at 8News have heard a ton of stories of neighbors and emergency crews coming together and teaming up to help others in the midst of the mess.

Fairfield Community Thanksgiving 2015

 

Early in the weekend, someone broke into the Fairfield community house and stole 11 turkeys and other food that was to go to local families for their Thanksgiving. But yesterday the Richmond community responded loud and clear that the theft would not be the end of this story. One by one the vehicles pulled up to the community center to bring the donations: 41 turkeys and all the trimmings! Now, 41 families will have a Thanksgiving to remember thanks to everyone who decided to change the story. Thanks to Lt. Jody Blackwell, Commander Roger Russell, First Precinct and everyone who helped put 'thanks' back on the table.

Bridging The Gap

 

Reynaldo Perez, an officer with the Richmond police, volunteers his time to run the Bridging the Gap One Human at a Time program at Mosby Court.
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