Capt. Sandra Tong: Police Beat
Happy New Year to all of you! I hope the holidays
were joyous and safe. I'm sure we all have our New Year's
resolutions in place. If not, I would like to suggest practicing
good and/or better driving habits.
As you can tell, in 2005 I plan to continue urging all
of you to think about driving more responsibly. Traffic
and pedestrian safety will remain our enforcement priority
but it won't improve with just traffic enforcement.
It begins with each of us when we get behind the wheel and
drive. Please don't be in a hurry because it affects our
judgment and decision-making abilities. Observe speed limits,
maintain a safe speed and practice good etiquette and patience
when you drive. This could be an additional New Year's resolution!
I apologize that this month's column is very brief.
After being on vacation for two weeks, I only had a few
days to catch up with what's been going on in the district
before running up against my editor's deadline.
The upcoming Richmond Community/Police Forum for January
will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 18, at 7 p.m., at the Richmond
Police Station, located at 461 Sixth Avenue. Officer Andrew
O'Brien from Animal Care and Control will be our guest speaker.
He will discuss the duties of his agency and answer many
of our concerns about dog issues, such as leash laws, barking
dogs and how to handle dangerous animals. Recently,
many residents have inquired about dog nuisances in the
neighborhood, so please attend this informative meeting.
Capt. Sandra Tong is the commanding officer at the Richmond