From the appointment of the City’s first marshal in 1912 until today, the Richmond Heights Police Department has progressed from a reactive department to a proactive department through the implementation of the "community policing philosophy" and through the utilization of modern technology to combat crime.
Through educational programs at the local elementary schools, the Police Department works at helping children make smart decisions under peer pressure and become leaders of society.
Also, in order to deter crime before it is committed, the Police Department has sub-stations located at Saint Louis Galleria and The Boulevard-Saint Louis, thereby providing a pleasant, enjoyable experience for visiting our City.
The RHPD maintains over 100 policies providing police officers clear expectations and standards related to all areas of police performance of duty. Annual training required by all officers to continue professional certifications and employment is extensive. Training includes but is not limited to the following areas:
De-escalation Techniques, Anti-harassment Awareness, Crisis Management, Critical Thinking and Social Intelligence, Handling Persons with Mental Health Cognitive Impairment Issues, Implicit Bias Recognition, Racial Sensitivity, Cultural Competency and Impartial Policing Practices.
Often requested police policies are attached:
RHPD General Order 15 Use of Force
RHPD General Order 21 (Pursuits)
RHPD General Order 36.1 Training
For more information about the RHPD and monthly/annual
Richmond Heights crime reporting data, please visit:
Richmond Heights Community Camera Program
RHPD Policy Manual
Chief of Police