Virginia Attorney General to Visit Lynchburg

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LYNCHBURG (WSLS 10) - Attorney General Mark Herring continues travelling the state today for his third annual public safety tour.

He is working to strengthen relationships between police officers and people in the communities they serve.

This year's event highlights local efforts to promote training and community policing.

"We want to ensure that police can safely and effectively protect our communities, and we want to make sure that everyone is treated equally and fairly," Herring said.

Herring will make three stops in Lynchburg today, including the Central Virginia Criminal Justice Academy, League of Women Voters and the R.S. Payne Neighborhood Watch Group.

On Tuesday, Herring discussed increasing crime rates, officer shortages and a growing distrust among the public with Police Chiefs and Prosecutors in Newport News.