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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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33rd annual Dominion Christmas Parade

The 33rd annual Dominion Christmas Parade will make its way down Broad Street on Saturday, December 3 bringing holiday cheer to citizens and visitors. While the parade is underway, numerous street closures and “No Parking” zones will be in effect.

The parade will begin at 10:15 a.m. at the Science Museum of Virginia and proceed east on Broad Street toward Seventh Street. More than 100,000 spectators from across Virginia attend annually, according to parade organizers.

“No Parking” zones along the route will go into effect beginning at 5 a.m. on Saturday, December 3. Street Closures will begin at 7 a.m. that day and remain in effect until approximately 2:30 p.m.

For more information about “No Parking” zones and street closures or to view a map of the parade route, please visit the links below.

No Parking Zones | Street Closures

Citizen’s Police Academy gives residents glimpse into law enforcement

After Svondai Brown lost her godson on Christmas Eve last year, she thought she’d like to become a police officer.

She already had an impressive résumé of philanthropy from volunteering with Project:HOMES, a group that helps elderly Richmond residents with making their homes more accessible, to hosting an annual Easter event in the city. But the loss caused her to see what more she could do in the community.

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Holiday Shopping Safety Tips
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Prevent Package Theft This Holiday Season

There’s a chill in the air, festive decorations are beginning to pepper city streets and stores are releasing their Black Friday ads, which means the holiday shopping season is underway. Richmond Police detectives want to help shoppers protect their gifts this year.

2016 Good News Calendar

Young Adult Police Commissioners and Chief Alfred Durham jazz up the Mannequin Challenge!

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Americans’ Respect For Police Soars To Highest Point In 50 Years, Survey Finds. Photo Credit:Joshua Lott/Getty Images

Americans' Respect for Police Surges

Three in four Americans (76%) say they have "a great deal" of respect for the police in their area, up 12 percentage points from last year.

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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.

This comes after a study by the National Sheriff's Association found at least half the people being shot and killed by police each year are believed to have mental health issues.

If handled incorrectly, such a situation can lead to confusion, stress, and sometimes death.

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Thanks to retired Captain David Martin and retired Sergeant John Bowman for this quick tour of the Richmond Police Museum!

The museum is located at the Training Academy, 1202 W. Graham Road.

To check museum dates and times and plan your visit go to:

Youth Engagement 2016

On Friday, August 26, over 150 members of the community gathered at the Richmond Public Library. The goal was to discuss youth engagement and ways to continue building relationships between Richmond Police and the community. Non-profit organization ART 180 hosted a community forum with support from the Center for Performance and Civic Practice, and participation from the Richmond Police Department, youth from the Legal Aid Justice Center's Youth Advocacy Network, adult advocates for juvenile justice reform, and several community members. (Photo Credit: Mark Strandquist, ART 180)

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Mayor Dwight C. Jones and Chief Alfred Durham brief the media and community on crime stats and Department operations for the first half of 2016.

See a letter sent by RPD Chief Alfred Durham to the ACLU of Virginia Executive Director regarding allegations of inappropriate actions by his officers during a political rally by Donald Trump in June.

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The Richmond Police Department Deploys Body-Worn Cameras

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Sergeant and Officer of the Quarter: April - June 2016

Sergeant of the Month
Sergeant Eric Allen

Officer of the Month
Officer Mark Janowski

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