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Media Advisory – Tri-Cities Violent Crime Summit

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Virginia

WHAT: Federal, state, and local law enforcement leaders and community partners will hold the Tri-Cities Violent Crime Summit today at Good Shepherd Baptist Church in Petersburg.

WHERE: Good Shepherd Baptist Church, 2223 S Crater Rd, Petersburg, VA 23805

WHEN: Media check in at 2:45 p.m.

DETAILS: Members of the media are invited to attend the final wrap-up of the event from approximately 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Audio and video recording is permitted.

Following the wrap-up, co-hosts of the summit will hold a brief press conference and take questions. After the press conference, select law enforcement officials will be available for one-on-one interviews. Community partners may also be available for one-on-one interviews.

RSVP: Please RSVP by Noon today to:

CO-HOSTS: G. Zachary Terwilliger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; Kenneth A. Miller, Director of Public Safety, Petersburg Bureau of Police; Kamran Afzal, Chief of Hopewell Police; Jeffrey W. Faries, Chief of Colonial Heights Police; Cheryl J. Wilson, Petersburg Commonwealth’s Attorney; Richard K. Newman, Hopewell Commonwealth’s Attorney; Alfred Gray Collins, III, Colonial Heights Commonwealth’s Attorney.

LAW ENFORCEMENT PARTNERS: Virginia State Police; Prince George County Police; Prince George County Commonwealth’s Attorney; Chesterfield County Police; Chesterfield County Commonwealth’s Attorney; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ (ATF) Washington Field Division; Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Washington Field Division; FBI’s Richmond Field Office; U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI); U.S. Marshals Service; U.S. Postal Inspection Service; Virginia ABC Bureau of Law Enforcement; Virginia State University Police; Richard Bland College Police; Dinwiddie County Sheriff’s Office.


Joshua Stueve
Director of Public Affairs

Updated December 22, 2020

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