Seeing most of us in Richmond had more worries aboutVirginia Commonwealth University's Monroe Park campusand the problems of a university owning commercial and rental residential property from Leigh to Cary and from Foushee to Allen.
The rest of the city, even the Medical College of Virginia area, was pretty much problem-free as regards OC and intetractions with the RPD.
Based on my personal observations & intetractions with Richmond's finest, I'd be more worried about the amount of time Charoltte cops spend at Krispy Kreme than any innovative actions by their new chief. Community patrols that did not require cops to get out of the squad and walk a beat merely reduced traffic enforcement revenue - it had less than zero impact on crime.
I understand that NC's "going armed to the terror of the public" law is often the weapon of the District Attorny moreso than of the Chief of Police.