Danny Walker was recently selected to serve on the Community Advisory Committee for the City of Portsmouth, VA’s Police Department. This newly established committee is intended to provide a forum for police-community interaction and will embody the department’s values of respect, integrity, service, and excellence (“RISE”).
“It’s really an honor to be part of this committee,” Danny said. “When I retired as an auxiliary police officer, I knew I was still passionate about the relationship between police and the communities we serve. To have the opportunity to be involved in a different way, and focus on that relationship, is obviously much-needed and very meaningful to me.”
The committee is an important new resource for the Chief of Police and will make recommendations for improving various aspects of the relationship between local law enforcement and the community. Members will provide input on the formation of strategies, development of policing concepts, improving community relations, and increasing public awareness of policy issues and the role of law enforcement. One of the committee’s first actions will be a review of the Community Enhancement Division, looking at what the division is currently doing and how those efforts could be strengthened.
Danny is a leader in Clark Nexsen’s Public Safety practice, which has partnered with law enforcement agencies to design training facilities for more than 30 years. Our team leverages personal experience in law enforcement to fully understand each department’s challenges and develop the right solution. We are ranked a top 10 military design firm by Building Design + Construction, with expertise in the design of police and fire training facilities, operations facilities, and emergency communications centers.