29th Annual Virginia Beach Crime Prevention Steering Committee Awards

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The Virginia Beach Crime Prevention Steering Committee will be holding its 29th Annual Crime Prevention Awards ceremony on Wednesday, October 24, 2012, at 11 a.m., at the Anchor Inn, located at 2428 North Landing Road near the Virginia Beach Municipal Center. 


The Crime Prevention Steering Committee was established in 1977 to act as an advocate for community participation in crime prevention as well as to support and advise the Virginia Beach Police Department with community concerns regarding crime.


The Steering Committee will receive a proclamation from the Virginia Beach City Council presented by Mayor William D. Sessoms, Jr., recognizing October as Crime Prevention Month.  Deputy Chief Tony Zucaro will be present as the Steering Committee recognizes citizens and organizations whose commitment to crime prevention exemplifies and exceeds that of the average citizen or organization.


This year’s award winners are:  The Home Depot (Private Industry Award), Sylvia Wagner (Citizen’s Award), Pat Dolan and the Charlestown Civic League (Community Organization Award), Naomi Mitchell (Volunteer Award), Patrick McElligott (Youth Award), and Master Police Officer Brad Detrich (Law Enforcement Award).


The committee also supports the “Get It Together” High School Safety Belt Challenge, sponsored by Drive Safe Hampton Roads.  The Steering Committee, in conjunction with Drive Safe Hampton Roads, will present an award to First Colonial High School for their participation in the 2011-12 competition.  First Colonial had the highest overall point total amongst all of the Virginia Beach public high schools that participated in last year’s competition.


For additional information, please contact:


MPO Jim McElligott with the Crime Prevention Unit at 757-385-1330 or e-mail him at jmcellig@vbgov.com