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June


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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

First Precinct officers recently encountered a man and his dog who were having a rough day. Officers Kara Blosser, Joshua Sanborn and Mackinzey Shelstad knew providing a meal to the pair (who were currently without a home) would help - but decided to do more. As their shift ended, the man and his dog were made a guest in an apartment of one of the officers and provided a shower, a clean change of clothes and a meal for the pup. The officers deserve thanks - but the man's grateful smile was thanks enough.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2017

Congratulations to all who participated in the successful first year of the Boys in Blue program!

This partnership between male Swansboro Elementary students, grades 3 - 5 and officers from the Richmond Police Department ended this month with a big party!

The mentoring program focused on leadership and positive community partnerships. Special thanks to all officers who volunteered, including: Lieutenant Kelly O'Connell, Sergeant Bill Travers, Sergeant Kenny Peterson, Detective Derrick Longoria, and Officers Darryl Goldsmith, Wayne Graves, Paul Lewis, Oscar Reyes, Karen Spencer-Boyles and Tim Wade.

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Friday, June 8, 2017

Please join us in welcoming the 18 newest members of the Richmond Police Department.

After eight months of classwork and training, these individuals - who come to us from Richmond, Va., California, Massacusetts, Arizona and one from the Dominican Republic - have officially been sworn in.

Congratulations to the 114th Basic Recruit Class!

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Friday, May 12, 2017

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April


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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

After speaking with members of the Midlothian Village community during a "RESET," Deputy Chief Drew, Sgt. Adams and Officer El-Amin play a game of football with the children in the neighborhood.

RESET, or Rapid Engagement of Support in the Event of Trauma, is a group consisting of members of RPD, the City of Richmond, and community leaders who visit neighborhoods that have recently experienced a traumatic event.

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Let's start the week with this story about a dangerous situation - that was cleared with two arrests and no injuries to anyone. Excellent work by these Second Precinct officers.

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

After speaking with members of the Midlothian Village community during a "RESET," Deputy Chief Drew, Sgt. Adams and Officer El-Amin play a game of football with the children in the neighborhood.

RESET, or Rapid Engagement of Support in the Event of Trauma, is a group consisting of members of RPD, the City of Richmond, and community leaders who visit neighborhoods that have recently experienced a traumatic event.

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It was quite a day last Wednesday as members of the Richmond Police Department accepted a challenge from students from Ginter Park Elementary school to play a game of flag football. The students earned the match by setting and achieving an academic goal - and Department members descended upon the field of play for the fun game. Officers from K-9 and Mounted units, along with School Resource Officers, formed the opposing squad - but they were not the only visitors. Players from the John Marshall H.S. football team were referees - and their marching band entertained the crowd!

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Monday, April 3, 2017

Officers in full uniform run during their shifts, of course...but over six miles? Must have been the Monument 10K!

Seven officers - three in all their gear - enjoyed the fun atmosphere of the 10K - and spread the word about the Behind the Shield foundation which supports injured officers: www.behindtheshieldfoundation.org

Sergeant Michael Spinos, Officer Cody Adams and Officer Keegan Mills ran in full uniform, and stayed together the entire run. "The support we get as we run is incredible," Sergeant Spinos said. "Kids would give us high fives and yell support along the way. It's not easy to run in uniform but the response from everyone along the route makes it a breeze!"

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March


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Monday, March 27, 2017

It was a great day up on Church Hill on Saturday during their annual Church Hill Irish Festival!

Chief Durham marched in the parade with Seventh District Councilwoman Cynthia Newbille as the Metro Richmond Police Emerald Society performed along East Broad Street to thousands of cheering onlookers. Mayor Levar Stoney led the way as Grand Marshall!

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

After a report for random gunfire came in from the area of Southwood Parkway, Second Precinct Officers Ja'Kira Reid and Jovaughn Roberts arrived to investigate. They quickly developed information on two suspects. Soon, they observed a subject matching the description and conducted an interview.

Before long, two arrests were made, a stolen handgun was recovered and cash and narcotics were seized from a nearby apartment. Great work!




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Monday, March 6, 2017

Oh no! Chief Durham is being 'locked-up' this week - until he can raise enough money to send kids to camp in the 2017 MDA Lock-Up!

To donate:http://www.tinyurl.com/ChiefDurhamMDA2017







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Thursday, March 2, 2017

The 114th Recruit Class is flying through their seven months of training - and are now on pace to graduate in June! Yesterday they were given a tour of the hostage negotiation vehicle and studied some of the techniques used - including use of the wireless headset/speaker system that negotiators use to make contact with individuals and de-escalate situations. The 114th recruits also received training scenarios where they were met with high-pressure situations - and the recruits were ready with game faces and solid skills!

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February


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Friday, February 17, 2017

We welcome the 115th Recruit Class to the Richmond Police Department family as they begin the seven months of training!

Yesterday was their very first day of official training - and it was a long one!

We'll keep checking in on the 115th as they progress towards becoming officers for the RPD and for the citizens of Richmond.

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

We continue our recognition of the best from the fourth quarter of 2016 with the Problem Solver of the Quarter - Second Precinct Detective Charles Baldwin!

In the fourth quarter, Detective Baldwin seemed to solve every case that was assigned to him!

His clearance rate was well above the national average - with arrests in cases involving a robbery/carjacking, burglary cases and also a case of fraud and robbery.

Congratulations, Detective Baldwin, on being the Problem Solver of the Quarter!


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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

We continue our recognition of the best from the fourth quarter of 2016 with the Sergeant of the Quarter - Fourth Precinct Sergeant Daniel Burgess!

Sergeant Burgess did an exemplary job of engaging citizens and providing outstanding service. He leads his patrol officers through high-priority incidents with enthusiasm, wisdom and energy.

In the quarter, Sergeant Burgess recovered a stolen vehicle, made an arrest and recovered a shotgun, and he also paid particular attention to an area where activities were under investigation - stopped a car and discovered another firearm that was being possessed illegally and made the arrest.

His great work on the street was complemented by his assistance in teaching vehicle operations to the latest recruit class and other duties.

Great work!


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Friday, February 3, 2017

We recently honored the officers that have done great work in the last part of 2016 - and Second Precinct Officer Oscar Reyes was named Officer of the Quarter for the Fourth Quarter!

The passion for police work from Officer Reyes has sparked a fire among his peers in the precinct. Officer Reyes had an outstanding final three months which included playing an essential role in a successful homicide conviction, compassionately working a domestic case and receiving praise from the Department of Emergency Communications on a call involving a subject dealing with emotional issues.

He also volunteered his time at a soccer clinic, Faith Leaders picnic, Boys and Girls Club and volunteering to assist trainers at the Academy!

Thank you for your passion, Officer Oscar Reyes!


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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

We can't forget to thank Sigma Delta Zeta chapter who delivered goodie bags to officers at Fourth Precinct recently!

Commander Jody Blackwell, Lieutenant KeShawn Manns and officers received the buckets of goodie bags from the members of the Zeta Phi Beta sorority as a tribute to the excellent work the members of Fourth Precinct do for the community.

The bags contained granola bars and other treats for officers to enjoy while on patrol.

Thank you, ladies of the Sigma Delta Zeta chapter!

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January


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Thursday, January 26, 2017

113th Recruit Class graduated and are now officers!

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

We continue to look back to the past year to appreciate great work from our officers!

An alarm call came in from a business along East Belt Boulevard and Second Precinct MPO Kurtis Jinks was on scene in a flash. He saw the business had a broken window and quickly spotted several individuals beating a hasty retreat from the area.

MPO Jinks broadcast descriptions of the subjects and Officer LaShaun Turner spotted them near a different shopping plaza. She also spotted them ditching a bag into a dumpster.

The bag, it turns out, contained a hammer, masks and gloves.

Soon the suspects were charged, thanks to the officers cracking the case.


2017 Good News Calendar

Monday, January 9, 2017

We continue to look back to the past year to appreciate great work from our officers!

An alarm call came in from a business along East Belt Boulevard and Second Precinct MPO Kurtis Jinks was on scene in a flash. He saw the business had a broken window and quickly spotted several individuals beating a hasty retreat from the area.

MPO Jinks broadcast descriptions of the subjects and Officer LaShaun Turner spotted them near a different shopping plaza. She also spotted them ditching a bag into a dumpster.

The bag, it turns out, contained a hammer, masks and gloves.

Soon the suspects were charged, thanks to the officers cracking the case.


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Friday, January 6, 2017

We are continuing to roll out moments of appreciation from the past year!

A woman wrote in after she was involved in a fender bender. She was shaken up but relatively unhurt - and fully appreciated the kind, caring concern that Traffic Unit Officer Debbie Burgess exhibited during the incident.

"Officer Burgess was very kind and professional. She calmly explained my situation and made sure I understood what would be required of me going forward," the woman wrote.

"I was really shaken up and she made sure I knew everything would be okay. Thanks, Officer Burgess, for taking the time and using care and patience. I am grateful for your help!"


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Thursday, January 5, 2017

We continue to look back and appreciate great work of 2016!

Second Precinct Officers Jesus Deras and Nathaniel Harris were assigned to help a young lady who had reported a violent domestic assault with her boyfriend. She asked officers to be present as she remove her belongings from the home she was sharing with him. The officers arrived and checked the residence to make sure he was not present and the young lady safely got her belongings and left. The quick view of the home, however, raised suspicions of the officers and a search warrant was requested.

Soon, firearms, drugs and distribution materials were recovered and charges were placed on the man. Insightful and savvy work led to the great arrest from these Second Precinct officers!


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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Time to look back at some moments from last year that deserve some appreciation!

After a female reported she was robbed by an ex-boyfriend, Fourth Precinct detectives and officers attempted to locate the offender.With Detective Paul Cho leading the investigation, an area where the offender was known to frequent was identified and officers began looking for him.

Soon the offender was spotted but dashed away. Officers and detectives from Fourth Precinct surrounded the area and began a systematic search - and soon a call came in about a suspicious person on a porch - which turned out to be the suspect!

An arrest was made and the teamwork of Fourth Precinct once again won the day.


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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

It's another year of the Richmond Police Department making Richmond a safer city through community policing and engagement. Here is the contact list for the Department. Let's work together and have a safe, happy year!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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