Richmond Emergency Services Study

The City of Richmond has initiated an Emergency Services Study of its Police and Fire departments. Public input is important to this process so please see opportunities to attend community meetings below. We will be discussing a wide range of topics related to police and fire services in Richmond. Your input is essential. 


On October 19, 2021, City Council voted to direct staff to issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a consultant with experience analyzing emergency services data.

A comprehensive assessment of the types of emergencies residents report and our city’s response to calls for service would help our city improve service delivery and determine where resources are needed.


Community Meetings

As part of the study, six community meetings will be held so that the community may provide feedback and input on emergency services in Richmond (police and fire). 

June 13, 2022:  Richmond Neighborhood Coordinating Council 

  • Meeting was held on June 13, 2022 at 7:00 pm via Zoom with the Richmond Neighborhood Coordinating Council (view their website)
  • PowerPoint

June 22, 2022: Reimagining Public Safety Task Force

July 14, 2022: Community Discussion Open Town Hall

  • Meeting was held on scheduled for July 14, 2022 at 6:00 pm via Zoom
  • Event flyer
  • View recording

July 20, 2022: Business Community Discussion Town Hall 

  • Meeting was held on July 20, 2022 at 12:00 pm 
  • Sponsored by the Council of Industries and Richmond Chamber of Commerce

July 28, 2022: Reimagine Richmond

  • Meeting is scheduled for July 28, 2022 at 6:00 pm
  • Contact for more information

July 29, 2022: Richmond Neighbors for Safer Communities

  • Meeting is scheduled for July 29, 2022 at 5:30 pm
  • Contact for more information

August 4, 2022: Foro Comunitario de Seguridad Publica ( Community Forum for Spanish-speaking Community)

  • Meeting is scheduled for August 4, 2022 at 6:00 pm
  • Translation services will be provided
  • Click to register
  • Click to view or download the event flyer

Additional Input

If you wish to provide input on emergency services (police, fire medical) in Richmond directly to the consultant, please email