By James A. Cervera
Virginia Beach (Va.) Police Chief
A few years ago, some of my officers began investigating a shooting in which a guy had disappeared after he killed his wife and wounded his adult stepson.
As some of the officers began looking for the man, some kids rolled up on their bikes.
“Are you looking for that guy who shot those people?” one of the kids asked before saying as he pointed, “because he is hiding over there.”
Someone disconnected from our city might be surprised about that. But I’m not. That’s the type of relationship we have with our community.
It wasn’t always like that. Building relationships takes time, effort and some sweat. You have to be IN your community if you want to know the people that live there and make sure they know you. Read More & Share