Based on the input from citizens of Richmond’s neighborhoods, CAPS (“Community Assisted Public Safety”) investigates code violations of reported properties by undertaking a comprehensive approach that involves numerous City departments. CAPS teams consist of representatives from the City’s Code Enforcement, Fire, Tax Enforcement, Health, Zoning, Police and Social Services agencies who meet with citizens to identify properties having the greatest negative impact on Richmond’s neighborhoods. By using a multi-agency approach, CAPS maximizes the City’s response to properties that degrade Richmond neighborhoods.