Tuesday, October 27, 2015

RPD Promotes Safety for Places of Worship



Mosques, churches, synagogues and all places of worship should be havens from the chaos of life. Safety is paramount and adopting a few simple procedures can dramatically increase the security of these sanctuaries and help to protect the people within and the surrounding property.

The Richmond Police Department will be hosting a safety and awareness forum for religious gathering places. The forum will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, October 30. A variety of topics will be discussed, including general safety, preparing for an emergency, firearms in places of worship and pastoral protection.

The forum is free, but registration is required to accommodate all attendees. Registration will take place on-site before the event from 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Early registration is also available online . Congregations are invited to send no more than four representatives. 

The forum will be held at the Richmond Police Training Academy, 1202 W. Graham Road. For further questions please contact Officer Kimberly Cheatham-McClarin at 646-6754.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Street Closure – 411 Bainbridge Street



WHO:  City of Richmond Department of Public Works

WHAT:  Street Closure

WHEN:  Starting at noon on Tuesday, October 6 and ending at noon Thursday, December 31

WHERE:  411 Bainbridge Street

BACKGROUND: Barricades will be used to close Bainbridge Street between 6th and 7th Streets and to close 6th Street between Bainbridge and Hull Streets for the installation of streetscape (curb, gutter, sidewalk, tree-wells, wheelchair accessible ramps, crosswalks and street lights). Follow the road signage.