The Museum District Association has begun the process of adopting a structured crime prevention program through "Neighborhood Watch" offered by the Richmond Police Department. We have met with police officers in our sector and have been gathering ideas. Our organizational meeting will be held at All Saints Presbyterian Church at Grove & Sheppard on Thursday January 19, 6-8 PM.
The Museum District and neighboring communities constantly experience street/car crimes. This is not new but we have recently seen an increase. These crimes can be a pathway to personal crime in our homes and violent crimes against us personally. Once the word gets out on the street that the Museum District is an easy target with high return, crime may escalate and become more aggressive.
We have thousands of residents to reach through this site, Facebook, Nextdoor, and email. Please help us spread the word!
Please contact our safety director Ron Russ (MDAsafety@museumdistrict.org) if you are interested in participating in the program. If we work together, we can make a difference.