Friday, December 11, 2009

Councilwoman Ellen F. Robertson to hold holiday event to thank Richmond Police Department and its partners for the Richmond Six Points Initiative anti-crime operation


Richmond City Hall

900 E. Broad Street, Suite 200

Richmond, Virginia  23219

All Gateway 6th District residents invited to attend; To include refreshments and live entertainment
WHAT          Richmond City Councilwoman Ellen F. Robertson, Gateway 6th District, will hold a holiday event to thank the Richmond Police Department and its partners, which include the Virginia Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney of Richmond, state and federal law enforcement agencies, and other government, business and community organizations, for the successful anti-crime operation, Richmond Six Points Initiative. The event is free and will include live gospel and jazz music and refreshments and all Gateway 6th District residents are invited to attend.

WHEN    Saturday December 12, 2009
4:00-6:00 p.m.
WHERE    Ann Hardy Park
3300 First Avenue
WHO    The Honorable Ellen F. Robertson, Councilwoman, Richmond City Council, Gateway 6th District
    Richmond Police Department
    Virginia Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney of Richmond
    Other Community Partners

CONTACT    For more information regarding this event, please contact Councilwoman Ellen F. Robertson, Gateway 6th District, at 804.646.7964 (office); or John Westbrook at

Richmond Six Points Initiative Background ________________________________________
In 2009 the Richmond Police Department established an anti-crime operation named Richmond Six Points Initiative; based on the six components of hope, chance, recovery, restoration, partnership and community. The pilot program began in the Highland Park Neighborhood of Richmond and included an undercover anti-drug operation in the area of Enslow Avenue, Meadowbridge Road and Front Street. Thus far, the operation has lead to 20 arrests of drug suppliers; 50 cases made for various other drug violations; and, four criminal indictments. The operation took nine kilos of cocaine, 12 firearms, 505 grams of heroin and nearly $40,000 in cash off the streets. For more information on the Richmond Police Department’s Richmond Six Points Initiative, please contact the Richmond Police Department Public Affairs Unit, at 804.646.0607.