Clergy Patrol

Since 2016, Norfolk police and Norfolk clergy have worked in tandem on weekends to positively affect civic engagement and calm in communities in the wake of an incident. Clergy Patrol teams are dispatched to each of Norfolk’s 3 Patrol Divisions from 8:00 pm to Midnight. The goal is to allow clergy to assist residents outside of harm’s way, after a crisis, through prayer or consultation. Clergy are dispatched in communities that are known to them, and where residents may be familiar with their reputations as stewards of peace.