The mission of the Police Department is to recognize that citizen involvement is the cornerstone of community policing. We dedicate ourselves to becoming part of the community by way of improved communication and access, mutual setting of goals and priorities, and a shared commitment to the crime prevention responsibility. We seek to improve the quality of life for all residents of Richmond through a proactive team approach to timely, innovative intervention in community problems. We will be the catalyst for positive social change through persistent, personalized and cost-effective application of public safety resources. We recognize and value the diverse and unique contributions made by both citizens and employees alike to the common goal of excellence in public safety.
Agency Overview – The Richmond Police Department is dedicated to its mission of reducing and preventing crime and criminal victimization. The department is committed to maintaining a timely response to emergency call for service; maintaining a clearance rate for burglaries and all violent crimes that exceeds the national average and enhances the sense of safety and security in public spaces while insisting that offenders account for their crimes.
2011 Proposed Biennial Fiscal Plan