Third Precinct Problem-Solving and NWEN neighbors on NextDoor

Chance to chat with local law enforcement about crime and safety issues affecting you, plus social networking meets main street…

From Jon Baliles newsletter:

The Richmond Police Department’s Third Precinct Sector will host a Problem-Solving Workshop on Saturday, Sept. 6 at Mary Munford Elementary School from 9:00am until 3:00pm.

Come meet your precinct captain and sector lieutenants and share any concerns you may have. The workshop is YOUR chance to tell the Police directly what the problems are on your street and neighborhood and work with us to identify and decide the best ways to address them.

Included in this workshop will be a discussion about the social platform NextDoor (see next story – it’s not like Facebook) that Richmond Police are using to better connect neighbors directly with police to share data and information that can lead to suspects and arrests.

Please share this information with your neighbors! If you have prior questions or want to confirm your attendance, please email Capt. Emmett Williams at or call 646-1412.

If you have not already done so, you might consider joining the neighborhood social network called NextDoor. It is a great way to connect with your neighbors to meet, talk online, and share information that can make your neighborhood better and safer.

Many people are using Nextdoor to spread word about suspicious activity or break-ins, organize a neighborhood watch group, find a trustworthy babysitter or handyman, requesting help in looking for missing pets, and find nearby neighbors!

Nextdoor’s mission is to “use the power of technology to build stronger and safer neighborhoods” and it is a great resource.
You can join from your laptop or download the app and stay connected with neighbors through your phone or iPad.

There are already eight neighborhoods in the 1st District that have established a presence on NextDoor: Colonial Place, Eldersile Place, Henry Place, Malvern Gardens, the Museum District, Sauer’s Gardens, Willow Lawn, and Windsor Farms.

If you have questions about NextDoor, you may contact Joseph Porcelli at 857-222-4420 or

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