Richmond Police Department Public Profile

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Message from Chief of Police William C. Smith:

I am extremely proud of the dedication, professionalism, and expertise our police officers bring to our organization on a daily basis. I am pleased you are taking the time to visit this site to learn more about us and our efforts in the communities we serve.

As Virginia’s capital, Richmond is a progressive city offering beautiful neighborhoods characterized by striking architecture, a culturally diverse population and noted historic prestige. Our community policing strategies provide you with a wide range of skill development opportunities, from increasing your problem solving abilities to enhancing your interpersonal skills, the Richmond City Police Department is here to provide you with a tremendous opportunity for professional growth and advancement.

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

I encourage you to schedule a ride along to learn more about the Richmond City Police Department and the many opportunities available in our organization.