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Danville Police officers walked door-to-door on Thursday afternoon in the Girard Street neighborhood. The community engagement walk was the eighth of the year and the department’s 19th since these events began.
Police officers were joined by members of the Fire Department, Commonwealth’s Attorney Office, Adult Detention, and Emergency Operations Center.
The community engagement walks serve as a platform to build public trust and develop positive relationships between officers and community members. During the walk, Police talk with residents about their concerns and what the department is doing to address them.
This year, walks have been held in the following neighborhoods: Virginia Avenue, Westover Manor, Third Avenue, Windsor Heights, and Lee and Riverview streets as well as the Main Street business community.
In 2018, walks were in the neighborhoods surrounding Cardinal Village, G.L.H. Johnson Elementary School, Old West End, Woodrow Wilson School, Almagro, Woodside Village Apartments, Cedarbrook, Henry Street, White Rock, Seminole Trail. and Druid Hills.