The Newport News C.R.I.M.E. (Creating Responsibility In My Environment) Initiative is the strategic plan for Newport News’ public safety that has grown out of the C.R.I.M.E. planning process. The initiative stresses community and citizen involvement by asking the community to take an active role in providing solutions to improve their neighborhood environments. Last year, in the infancy stages the C.R.I.M.E. initiative, six goals were developed and six teams were then dedicated to pursuing these goals.
The goal teams have been identified as:
1. Positive Partnerships Between the Community & Police
2. Strengthen Families
3. Increase Measurable Success for Youth
4. Grow & Develop Community Leadership
5. Reduce Homelessness
6. Increase Communications of Positive Developments in the City
The initiative will be hosting a Community Summit Event on Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at Warwick High School, 51 Copeland Lane. At this event, attendees will have the opportunity to speak with members from each goal team, and learn more about the initiative, and the impact it can have in their respective neighborhoods. C.R.I.M.E. Initiative members need your involvement, and cordially invite everyone to come out and see what the project is all about.
For more information, call the Police Planning Division at 928-4360, e-mail: email@example.com, or visit the project's webpage. You can also follow along with the group’s efforts by liking the CRIME Initiative on Facebook: www.facebook.com/CRIMEInitiative.