Virginia Beach, Virginia 2021-11-30 22:54:45 –
Virginia Beach, Virginia (WAVY) — Virginia Beach Police Chief Paul Neudigate was to walk on Tuesday to talk to people in the Indian Lakes community about their concerns. At the last minute, he bowed and sent the captain in his place.
The goal of the event is to discuss in the face of criminal issues facing so many regions.
“Our goal is not only to reduce crime, but also to reduce calls for service,” said Captain Scott Wicktender.
Wiktendar, who oversees District 4 of the city, walked the night with people at Indian Lakes, listening to their greatest concerns in the community.
“The big problem we’re talking about is that we’re discovering a lot,” explained Wicktender.
The walk not only gives police officers a sense of what is happening in their precincts, but also helps them inform directly to the neighborhood in which they serve.
“The biggest thing we want our citizens to know is that we can play an active role in helping them stay safe,” said Wicktender.
Citizens like Robert Solsky, who lived in an apartment complex for four years, unintentionally failed the third attempt by splitting the car into two parts last week.
“I actually met that person, and it was only a few days ago. I took him out of the dog around 4 o’clock in the morning, which is usually when that happens,” Solsky recalls. Did.
Solsky always locks his car on 10 On Your Side and makes sure it’s free of valuables, but still discourages thieves from breaking windows and wants to see more of the police in the neighborhood. Said. Wichtendahl says the department is taking it seriously and has since added a new community liaison officer.
“We are introducing him to the community. His role is to work with the community, work with real estate managers to close the gap and help make a difference,” said Wichtendahl. increase.
Virginia Beach’s police station, along with Chief New Degate, is about to take a community walk several times a year.
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