1701 Regatta Blvd.
Richmond, CA 94804
Public Information Officer/Media Relations
Sergeant N. Abetkov
media line - 510-621-1751
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Our department serves a diverse community of approximately 102,000 residents over a large geographic area that includes 32 miles of shoreline, numerous residential neighborhoods, an active port, significant industrial and technology resources, major retail and business centers, and several thousand acres of park land.
Richmond is a city of contrasts. It's no secret our community has struggled for decades with crime and other problems common to many urban areas. Although much of the violence in Richmond is concentrated to relatively small sections of the city, its impact is felt city-wide, and residents in every neighborhood share a desire for a safer community. Read more
The Richmond Police Department has undergone rapid growth and evolution over the past several years. Concurrently, we have and will continue to adopt, tailor and perfect the best practices in the field in order to maintain a balanced fusion of effective policing methodologies that support and enhance our crime reduction and crime prevention goals. Read more.
Help us light Richmond!
You can help us cut through the darkness by reporting streetlights that are not functioning. On the left side menu bar you'll find a new link to "Streetlight Reporting" which takes you to a very short form. Please take a few moments to report streetlights that aren't functioning and we'll work with the city service who will fix them. Together we can light Richmond!
Are you looking for me?
The Richmond Police Department website is designed to enhance connectivity between the public and our staff. You can find phone numbers and email links to almost every employee in the department. Most of our sworn personnel can be found in the Districts and Beats pages and in the Investigative Services pages. Don't overlook the Code Enforcement pages, the Youth Crimes Unit page, the Regulatory Unit page, or the Victim Advocacy page. If you're willing to explore our site, you can find a number of resources including most of Richmond's Finest.
Would you like Explorers at your event?
We often receive requests for RPD Explorer Post 110 presence or assistance at public events. We try to accommodate those requests as we are able. We now have a new process for requesting RPD Explorers at events and we're asking you to submit your requests online using the Police Explorer Event Request form found on the Police Explorer Program page
. This will help us expedite your application and track them more efficiently. Please check very important information about having our award-winning RPD Explorers at your event on the Police Explorer Program page.
The Richmond Police Department is concerned about crime victims and families in crisis. Please take a look at our new Victim Advocacy
webpage for information related to our partnerships with victim advocacy groups and the newly opened West Contra Costa Family Justice Center at the RPD substation in Hilltop Mall
The Richmond Police Department has moved to 1701 Regatta Boulevard. We occupy the eastern portion of the DiCon building - look for the Richmond Police Department star on the entrance of our new lobby. All listed and public phone numbers have remained the same and are in full operation.