During the warmest days of 2016 (June 28 – August 5), Chesterfield County conducted a quality of life survey called the Blueprint Chesterfield. The highpoints of the public service portion of the survey highlighted every aspect of what police Corp. George Fisher has done on the Jefferson Davis Highway corridor.
Out of 6,200 responses, “more public outreach/community involvement” is a top priority as well as “more community outreach.” Fisher had done community policing before anyone thought of it.
“George Fisher is the example of what community policing is about – the relationships he has built while patrolling the neighborhoods along the corridor has provided comfort and security to the folks who live and have businesses here,” said Phil Cunningham, president of JDA. “Officer Fisher is part of our community; whatever the concern might be, he is willing and able to resolve the problems in his professional manner. Officer Fisher will be missed by many, and we look for the same relationship with our new community policing officer.”
As Fisher moves on to another position, Jimmy Bolling, planner and project manager for the new comprehensive plan for the Northern Jefferson Davis corridor said, “I grew up on Historic Route1, and when my wife and I travel and take a detour onto Route1, it feels like home.”