RRHA to disband police force in Richmond neighborhoods |
RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – The Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority (RRHA) is getting rid of its police force. “We have advised local government officials of this strategic change in the deployment of our services and have taken measures to assure our residents will continue to enjoy the benefits of dedicated security service and protection,” RRHA spokeswoman Osita Iroegbu wrote in an email. The department said it determined the RRHA was better off “providing housing services rather than providing ancillary security services.” The RRHA manages properties, including government-assisted housing, in some of Richmond’s most crime-ridden neighborhoods. Neighborhoods like Creighton Court. Gilpin Court, Hillside Court and Whicomb Court fall under RRHA jurisdiction. via RRHA to disband police force in Richmond neighborhoods | WTVR.com.