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JBranumWelcome to the Richmond Police Department.  

The Richmond Police Department was founded in 1834 with Isaac Barnes serving as the first high constable (similar to a chief) and one constable (police officer), Charles O’Hara.  Today, the Richmond Police Department has a budgeted staff of seventy-two sworn police officers and fifteen office support personnel with additional school crossing guards and a group of dedicated volunteer reserve police officers and support volunteers. 

On the following pages you will find links to many common and useful informational pieces regarding how to file minor incident reports on line; obtain copies of traffic accident reports;  contact various divisions and members of your police department, crime information regarding your neighborhood, and the various services we provide to you as an individual , citizen or for your group or organization.

The newest addition to the Richmond Police Department is the implementation of a new phone system which now includes a "CRIME TIP" phone line.  You may now call 765.983.2187 to leave an anonymous tip regarding suspicious activity in your neighborhood. Information regarding a crime that you either witnessed or have valuable information to pass along.  Your call is confidential and you need not leave a number or identify yourself if you do not wish to. We always need your help in solving crimes!

Thank you for visiting the Richmond Police Department.  We are proud to serve you.

Jim Branum

Chief of Police

City of Richmond