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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements

Posted on: March 16, 2020

Police cancel some community activities

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The Danville Police Department is canceling some community engagement activities, but it will continue to provide full law enforcement services to the community. The department has prepared response readiness plans and it continues to communicate with local health professionals and city leaders regarding COVID-19.

However, based on best practices outlined by our state and local leaders, the department is canceling or postponing several community engagement events over the next few weeks. These events include the following:

  • March 17 Community Engagement Walk-canceled
  • March 19 Community Meeting at Mount Sinai Glorious Church of God-canceled
  • March 31-May 19 Citizen Police Academy-postponed

The department is also suspending public fingerprinting for background checks through March 29.

The department will continue to monitor the situation and announce the rescheduled dates for some of these events in the future. In the meantime, it encourages residents to use precautions, not to panic and to follow healthy habits that can be found at the Center for Disease Control website: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent/actions-prevent-flu.htm.

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