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 (6) 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 20, 2022: Reimagining Public Safety Task Force

  • Meeting is scheduled for June 20, 2022 via Zoom
    • Meeting information, including how to access, is available here.
  • PowerPoint

Community Session Flyer

July 14, 2022: Community Discussion Open Town Hall

  • Meeting is scheduled for July 14, 2022 at 6:00 pm via Zoom
  • Register here to receive Zoom access information
  • Download the flyer to share with fellow community members

The remaining meetings will be scheduled for July 2022. Check back here for information and flyers as they are available.

Additional Input

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