Second Precinct Police Update

From Captain Todd Williams:

I wanted to take a moment and fill you in on a few changes that will be happening at the Second Patrol Division as well as the crime statistics for 2017.  In the attachments, you will find statistics and a map of our patrol division.  From the statistics, you will find that we have had double digit declines in both violent as well as property crime.  That being said, we did have two areas that rose slightly and leaves room for improvement in 2018.  The increases division wide are as follows:

 

Robbery to a Business

2016 – 34

2017 – 44

The robbery to businesses were a result of multiple suspects who committed several robberies.  All of the offender(s) to date have been arrested and are awaiting judicial proceedings.

 

Non-Residential Burglary

2016 – 44

2017 – 52

The Non-Residential Burglaries are mostly sheds where lawn equipment was stolen.

 

We did see a spike in larceny from porches (8 total in December) where items delivered and left unattended were stolen.  With the addition of doorbell cameras, we have been able to observe the suspects committing the crimes thus assisting in the identification and prosecution.  Also, although the numbers of larceny from autos are down (from 1340 to 1173), there is still room for improvement.  Please remind our civic leagues that many of the vehicles targeted have been unlocked with personal items left in plain view.  We have concentrated on juvenile offenders to abate the issue but still need to stay vigilante in 2018.  Additionally, stolen autos are down but we are still seeing vehicles stolen with the keys left in them or the vehicle left running unattended.

Overall total property crime in the Second Patrol Division was down 15%, and total violent crime was down 21%.

 

Additionally, we have begun several new initiatives in the 2nd.  School Resource Officers (SRO) Boone and Pierce have begun an outreach initiative targeting high school aged youths at Norview High School where they meet with and assist the youths with employment applications.  This initiative was created by the two officers with assistance from Norfolk Public School (NPS) employees.  The officers bring the youths along and give pointers as to the best way to create a resume and market themselves to potential employers.  The officers then deliver the applications back to the businesses.  The next phase will be initiated by transporting the youths to the business themselves and turning in the application.  This has really picked up within the last month and has enjoyed more high school aged youths being interested in the program and interacting with police officers in a positive manner.

 

Lastly, we will be welcoming two new lieutenants to the Command Staff.  Lieutenants Branning (Blue Sector) and Handley (Red Sector) will be transferring to other positions within the organization.  I have listed your new lieutenants name and contact information below:

 

Blue Sector Commander (Includes East Ocean View)

Lieutenant M. Felix

Office #757-664-6912

Cell #757-449-3683

Michael.felix@norfolk.gov

 

Red Sector Commander

Lieutenant J. Ipock

Office #757-664-6914

Cell #757-646-2554

James.ipock@norfolk.gov

 

Executive Officer

Lieutenant A. Karpovich

Office #757-664-6913

Cell #757-390-0442

Albert.karpovich@norfolk.gov

 

They will be attending civic leagues throughout the year to meet and answer any questions that are needed.  I look forward to working together in 2018.

 

Norfolk Police Dept Designates “E-Commerce Exchange Zones”

The Norfolk Police Department has created an “E-Commerce Exchange Zone” at each patrol division and encourages community members to use the lobby or reserved locations for their online purchases and transactions.

“E-Commerce Exchange Zones” are available at the following police buildings:

FIRST PATROL DIVISION – 3661 E. Virginia Beach Boulevard
Hours of Operations: Lobby Open 24 Hours, Holidays Included
*Parking is limited. Citizens are encouraged to come inside the front lobby to complete transactions.*

SECOND PATROL DIVISION – 2500 N. Military Highway
Hours of Operations: Lobby Open Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Closed Holidays)
Reserved Parking Available 24-Hours

THIRD PATROL DIVISION – 901 Asbury Avenue
Hours of Operations: Lobby Open Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Closed Holidays)
Reserved Parking Available 24-Hours

The Police Department’s video surveillance operates 24-hours a day and anyone using the “E-Commerce Exchange Zone” is subject to being recorded. This service requires no prior authorization or police response.

The Norfolk Police Department strictly prohibits the following transactions on police property:

•Illegal transactions, including, but not limited to: contraband, narcotics, illegal substances, stolen property, or other illegal items and/or exchanges
•Large, bulky items that would disrupt the operations of the police facility

Please email the Norfolk Police Department at police@norfolk.gov with any questions.

Keep Norfolk Beautiful: EOV Community Trash Clean Up & Picnic

Earth Day/ Keep Norfolk Beautiful Day East OV Community Trash Cleanup & Picnic

Saturday, April 22nd Cleanup 10am-12:30pm, Lunch to follow at the Rec Center

Location: East Ocean View Community Center (REC) 9520 20th Bay St, Norfolk, VA 23518

Come out on Saturday, April 22nd to help your neighbors celebrate Earth Day & Keep Norfolk Beautiful Day! Please gather at the Rec Center on 20th Bay at 10am; we will break folks into teams and assign them to specific areas to clean up. We will have plenty of trash bags, some gloves and a few trash pickers, but please bring your own if you have them. Wear loose, comfortable clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty, close toed shoes or boots, and bring sunscreen and a reusable water bottle (we will also provide water). We are also looking for volunteers with pickup trucks to collect trash from street corners. The community cleanup will last until about 12:30, then we will return to the Rec Center for a picnic. Please contact Dave Moore if you have any questions: dmoore@mode5.com. We look forward to seeing you there!

Neighborhood Watch Announcement

From the East Beach Homeowners Association & Norfolk Police Department:

“Please be advised that there have been incidences of early morning and late evening female joggers being attacked and chased in Norfolk. One such incident occurred in East Beach at 5:00 AM. An off duty policeman was able to spot someone near that occurrence, and the individual was apprehended. Please do not jog alone. Especially in the early morning and after dark. Be aware of your surroundings at all times. As always, our community continues to be very safe.

All Neighborhood Watchers are asked to be on the alert. Call 911 to report anything suspicious that you may see.”

EOV Civic League Meeting 3/2/2017

Everyone is cordially invited to join us for the EOV Civic League Meeting on Thursday night, March 2nd.  Tom Schaad of Wavy 10 will be our featured speaker and we will also hear from Matt Hales who is running for Norfolk City Treasurer.  The meeting will include updates on Bay Oaks Park, Shoreline Restoration and our Audit.  We meet at the EOV Recreation Center at 9520 20th Bay Street (where we vote); the meeting starts promptly at 7:00pm and finishes at 8:30pm.

City of Norfolk in Good Standing with FEMA National Flood Insurance Program

From Carlton Ray Ransom, Senior Neighborhood Development Specialist:

“On Friday February 17, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) listed in the Federal Register incorrectly that the issuance of flood insurance in the City of Norfolk was prohibited as of 2/17/17.

The city notified FEMA immediately about the incorrect listing in their Federal Register.  As a result, FEMA issued an official letter dated February 18, 2017 affirming that the City of Norfolk is in Good Standing with National Flood Insurance Program. This letter also clarifies that new flood insurance policies can be issued within the City.”

EOVCL & the New Life Christian Center’s Storehouse Celebrate an Enduring Partnership

For many years the New Life Christian Center and EOVCL have partnered together working towards a shared goal of improving the quality of life for residents in EOV.  In 2016 EOVCL continued their support of the New Life Christian Center’s Storehouse with financial contributions and volunteer assistance.  Click here to learn more about ways in which the Storehouse helped impact the lives of many EOV residents.

Norfolk’s New Sheriff

Norfolk’s new sheriff, Joseph Baron, assumed his office today after the retirement of former Sheriff Bob McCabe.  Sheriff Baron will serve in his position until the general election is held on November 7, 2017.  Read his Letter of Introduction here.

Findings from the VA Sea Grant Climate Adaptation & Resilence Program

Copies of the handouts provided by Dr. Michelle Covi from the VA Sea Grant Climate Adaptation and Resilience Program that were distributed at the EOV Civic League meeting in January 2017 are now available by visiting the Norfolk and EOV-Related Studies page.

East Ocean View Civic League – Newsletter – Winter 2015

Read our latest newsletter featuring updates, what is happening and information about exciting local events for the holiday season.

Fancy joining us for the Grand Illumination Parade or Holiday Yule Log Bonfire? Click the link to find out more!

Click to read the East Ocean View Civic League Newsletter for Fall/Winter 2015