On August 29th Chief Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney Bethany Harrison joined with Lynchburg Police Department Officers, including Chief Raul Diaz, members of One Community One Voice and other concerned citizens on a walking tour of a Rivermont neighborhood. Bethany spoke with residents about their concerns and observations about criminal activity in the area, notably drug activity.

Bethany has made community outreach such as this a centerpiece of her agenda if she is elected Commonwealth’s Attorney. While the Commonwealth’s Attorney must first have the experience and capability to effectively prosecute crime and take violent criminals off the streets, the Commonwealth’s Attorney must also be a leader in the community, forging relationships with community leaders and everyday citizens to present a united front against criminal activity in our city.  Civic input and participation in the process of keeping their neighborhoods safe is critical. Bethany is committed to being present and receptive to community concerns so that the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office may more effectively fight to keep every neighborhood in the city safe.

You can read the full story in the News & Advance, http://www.newsadvance.com/news/local/community-police-take-to-cabell-amherst-streets-to-hear-residents/article_76665f1c-8d31-11e7-93b2-b3a30f1270ae.html

Community Relationships are an important focus of Bethany’s campaign. Click the link or visit the “Community Relationships” tab under “the important issues” at the top of the page.