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Lobby Day 2021 Road Closures and Preparations

The Richmond Police Department is dedicated and committed to ensuring public safety before, during, and after Lobby Day 2021.

The Department is continuing to monitor activity in and around Richmond, as well as working with other law enforcement agencies. Operations and personnel are in place to address public safety needs.

In anticipation of events, signs prohibiting firearms will be placed throughout the city to inform those who may gather that firearms are prohibited at permitted events and events that would otherwise require a permit, as well as areas adjacent to such events.

We encourage the community to stay vigilant. If you see something, say something. Report any suspicious activity immediately by calling the non-emergency line at 804-646-5100 or 911 for emergencies.

If you live or work in the area surrounding Capitol Square and downtown, you should expect disruptions to your usual routines. Traffic will be impacted starting at 6 a.m. on Sunday, January 17 until 6 p.m. Monday, January 18. Maps of the closures are attached.

The following roads will be closed during that time period:

  • 9th Street between E. Main Street and E. Broad Street
  • 10th Street between E. Cary Street and Bank Street
  • East Main Street between 14th Street and 9th Street
  • Bank Street between 14th Street and Governor Street
  • Franklin Street between 8th and 9th Streets
  • Franklin Street between 7th and 8th Streets
  • East Grace Street between 8th and 9th Streets
  • East Grace Street between 7th and 8th Streets
  • 12th Street between Cary Street and Bank Street
  • Monument Avenue between Meadow Street and Lombardy Street
  • Allen Avenue between W. Grace Street and Park Avenue

*Additional roads may be closed temporarily as needed

Lobby Day 2021 Capital Road Closures Lobby Day 2021 West Road Closures

In The News

‘I will be there’: Injured RPD officer not letting protests deter him from helping community (WWBT, NBC12)

Injured Richmond officer recounts burning sensation, welts after riot outside RPD HQ (WABC, ABC8)

Richmond Police officer recounts being injured during violent protest (WTVR, CBS6)

Other In The News Items


Chief Gerald M. Smith gives a report to the community on the Third Quarter of 2020 - and also discusses how keeping firearms from being stolen can reduce violent crime.

Captain Flippo of the Community, Youth and Intervention Services unit thanks our School Resource Officers for their great work and positive impact on the community....
and Captain Flippo is not the only one who wishes to express their thanks!

Saved from Flooded Underpass

Holding and Using a Mobile Phone While Driving Soon to be Illegal in Richmond
Debido a una ordenanza de la Ciudad de Richmond, a partir del martes 9 de junio será ilegal sostener en la mano y utilizar un teléfono celular mientras esté conduciendo un vehículo motorizado en la Ciudad de Richmond.

The Richmond Police Department has just completed an analysis of data collected over several years by officers that document their interaction with members of the general public; specifically Field Interview Reports (FIRs) and traffic stops which shows a balanced approach to the process.

The study looked at thousands of FIRs and traffic stops conducted over several years. It took several months to re-program the Department’s Records Management System (RMS) so reliable data could be collected.

Crime in Richmond - By the Numbers

Citywide Weekly Crime Stats/YTD -- Click to view
January 4 - 10, 2021 & YTD

YTD IAD/UOF stats -- Click to view
View Internal Affairs Complaints

IAD Complaints will be posted the first of each month by 9 AM (Unless it is a City Holiday).

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Neighbors By Ring

The Richmond Police Department has joined the free Neighbors app by Ring to provide citizens of the city with real-time, local crime and safety information.

The Neighbors network already has millions of users and has been instrumental in catching package thieves, stopping burglaries, and keeping neighborhoods safe.

More Information about Neighbors by Ring...

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Click on your precinct’s photo to view the list and contact information of those representing your neighborhood.

To find your precinct:

  1. Visit Richmond Property Search
  2. Type your address and select your property
  3. Click the services tab. Under “Public Safety” you will find “Police Precinct” and “Police Sector.”

Citizen’s Police Academy gives residents glimpse into law enforcement

After Svondai Brown lost her godson on Christmas Eve last year, she thought she’d like to become a police officer.

She already had an impressive résumé of philanthropy from volunteering with Project:HOMES, a group that helps elderly Richmond residents with making their homes more accessible, to hosting an annual Easter event in the city. But the loss caused her to see what more she could do in the community.

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