National Night Out is August 2

National Night Out (NNO) is an event, now in its 28th year, that helps improve community and law enforcement relations.  Held in communities throughout our nation, NNO is usually a community or street event where local people meet in the street or at a specified meeting place/agency to celebrate community, safety, peace, and non-violence.    Currently, there are 23 neighborhood events scheduled for High Point!  We invite you to hold an event for your community if you are not already involved.  Want more information?  contact Community Relations Officer, Robert Burchette, of the High Point Police Department for more information.  Some of HPCAV members will be floating to a few of these events across High Point.  We hope to see you involved!

Clients Build Garden Shed

Some of our clients have been learning construction skills with the guidance of Ed Kimsey, a licensed contractor and wonderful HP CAV volunteer.  They have just completed a garden shed that will be set up in the Southside Community Garden on Vail Street.  The shed will be a place to store tools used by the residents who have rented a space in the garden.

Visitors Coming

HP CAV is hosting people from across the country July 12-14 as part of the National Network of Safe Communities PEER Exchange Program, in cooperation with John Jay College. We will be a training site for three days as representatives from different communities come here to learn how we have been successful in reducing our violent crime.   Our guests will be participating in our Repeat Violent Crime Offender Call-in on July 12.

Crime rate continues to go down

Did you see the High Point Enterprise article, “Going Down,” on January 15?  The great news is that crime rates in High Point continued the downward slide again in 2010.  Unofficial statistics from the High Point Police Department show a decline in both violent crimes and property crimes. 

The Department gives credit to a winning combination – the on-going work of the Violent Crimes Task Force, additional special policing efforts, such as Focused Deterrence, intervention strategies targeting youth offenders and the work of groups including High Point Community Against Violence.

Once again, proof that the work we have been doing in High Point is having the results we want, making High Point a safer place for everyone!  Thanks to Pat Kimbrough for putting it in print.

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HPCAV President Honored by HP Police Department

On December 10, HPCAV Board President Gretta Bush was made an honorary colonel for her service to the city and police department.  Gretta has been devoted to reducing violent crime in High Point for years and has been active in working with both adults and juveniles.  Congratulations, Gretta!

HP CAV Chairwoman Receives Award

Gretta Bush, chairwoman of the HP CAV Board, received a 2009 Governor’s Volunteer Service Award last evening during the Volunteer Center of Greensboro 2010 Recognition Celebration program.  Gretta was one of four volunteers awarded this honor.  [Read more…]

Administrative Assistant Hired

HP CAV welcomes Patricia Hall to our team as our first Administrative Assistant!  Patricia brings great experience in non-profit administration, bookkeeping and documentation.  We are fortunate to have her expertise and her commitment to our mission. 

Thank you to everyone who applied for this position.

Latest Crime Statistics

Check out the latest statistics for High Point.  Visit The Strategy page and scroll to the bottom.

New Office Building Donated to HP CAV

On July 21, HP CAV supporters, along with city officials and community members, gathered to recognize Mr. Zaki Khalifa and to celebrate the ribbon cutting and official dedication of the new office location at 792 North Main Street.  Mr. Khalifa donated this building to HP CAV and an anonymous donor made it possible for us to renovate the space, making it more suitable for our needs.  Gretta Bush, HP CAV Board Chairperson and Jim Summey, Executive Director, presided during the ceremony.

The new HP CAV building houses our Executive Director as well as the America Works office, currently led by Jackie Iverson.  There is space for HP CAV’s administrative assistant, once hired, as well as the America Works intern.  In addition, there is a classroom are and space for HP CAV meetings. 

Check out the local news coverage of this event:

HP CAV is most grateful for this generous gift and we will continue to work hard to make High Point a safer place for everyone!