Chief of Police -- Ray Tarasovic
Chief Tarasovic is responsible for all aspects of the Richmond Police Department.
Chief of Staff - Major Odetta Johnson
Major Johnson is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Chief's Office.
In addition, she manages the budget, handles complaints, directs policy, and administers public affairs.
Office of Professional Responsibility
Major Sydney G. Collier
The Office of Professional Responsibility is comprised of the Disciplinary Review Office and Internal Affairs Division.
Internal Affairs - Captain Roger Russell
The Internal Affairs Division handles internal complaint investigations, firearms discharges, and excessive force allegations.
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General Counsel - Ms. Victoria P. Benjamin, Esq.
Conducts internal audits to ensure that department practices conform to policies.
Examines existing and proposed policies to ensure that policies meet or exceed industry standards.
Works with the Internal Affairs Division to identify department trends and creates and implements policy changes where appropriate.
Works as part of senior management to advise on emerging issues, practices, and policies in policing.
Reviews policies and practices to ensure compliance with federal, state, local, and administrative regulations.
Public Affairs - Mr. Gene Lepley
The Public Affairs Unit provides information about the operations and personnel of the Richmond Police Department. The Unit responds to more than 200 media inquiries each month, both locally and nationally. A critical function of the Unit is responding to crime scenes to provide information and updates to the media.