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Last Updated: 2009-11-15

Youth Engagement
Youth Engagement


Community Engagement
Community Engagement


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The Richmond Police Department is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).


RAIDS Online Crime Mapping Website
RAIDS Online Daily Crime Reports


Richmond police Department Body Worn Cameras


Red Light Cameras are now in Richmond Questions? Click Here.


Richmond Police Department Partners with Nextdoor, the Private Social Network for Neighborhoods
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NAO Information

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Register now for National Night Out!

The annual neighborhood party is Tuesday, August 2. Plan your party and register online so officers can join the fun in your neighborhood!

Registration ends Friday, July 22.

Registration Form    Participation Form

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In light of recent events in Dallas and elsewhere, please read this short description of the training officers and recruits with the Richmond Police Department receive:

1. All sworn and civilian employees of the Richmond Police Department have undergone a day-long training on “Fair and Impartial Policing”, which concentrates on the role unconscious bias plays on decision making in law enforcement. All Richmond Officers are undergoing forty hour Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) which examines how to best interact with persons undergoing mental health crises. The purpose of these and other trainings continue to be to de-escalate confrontations and avoid uses of force wherever possible.

2. Officers are also trained in First Aid. This includes CPR, use of the AED, and rendering aid to gunshot victims. This last one includes application of quick clot bandages and uses of tourniquets. We have actually had several saves where gunshot victim’s lives were saved because an officer applied the tourniquet and saved their life. We now issue tourniquets to officers.

3. Richmond Police Recruits receive thirty-one weeks of intense training at the Richmond Police Training Academy. Upon graduation, they are paired with a training officer for an additional ten weeks. Throughout this time frame, officers are continually assessed to determine how they specifically can be improved in their manner of interaction with our community.

4. Certified Officers receive a minimum of forty hours of training every two years, and most receive more. Every Officer goes through an eight hour use of force training every six months where they face role play scenarios with simulated munitions. This training focuses on de-escalation of confrontations to avoid deadly force encounters.


Chief Durhams Town Hall Meetings

Town Hall Meetings

The Department recently concluded a series of Town Hall meetings with Chief Durham and the Command Staff speaking briefly about community issues before inviting citizens to share their concerns and have an open dialog with officers of their police department.

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Officer Jerry Baskette cleans a basketball court with a citizen

Officer Jerry Baskette cleans a basketball court with a citizen

Video courtesy of Candice Smith, NBC12 reporter.

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Gun250 Tip program

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The Richmond Police Department Deploys Body-Worn Cameras

Richmond police Department Body Worn Cameras

Body-camera Faqs    RPD General Order


2016 Good News Calendar

A huge thanks to the children and staff of the Downtown Richmond YMCA for surprising us with your creative cards and cupcakes. You made the day of many across the Department so much brighter!

Good News Calendar...


Sergeant and Officer of the Quarter: January - March 2016

Sergeant of the Month
Sergeant Brian Prendergast
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Officer of the Month
Officer Alex Johnson
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How are we doing?

How are we doing?

The Richmond Police Department wants to know your opinion of the services we provide to our citizens. Your views and perception of the Department are very important to us. Please take a moment to complete this survey. Your responses will remain anonymous.



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