Chief's Message

 The Richland Police Department was established in 1953 and currently serves a community population of just over 60,000 people and covers almost 40 square miles. We are a full service agency staffed with 65 commissioned officers, 17 support staff and 32 citizen volunteers.

At the Richland Police Department, we believe in providing those who live, work, or visit our city with professional and proactive law enforcement services. Our core values, Integrity, Teamwork, and Excellence, are instilled in each of us. They are proudly displayed on our marked cars, our website and throughout our department. 

The mission of this department is to provide the highest quality professional police services in partnership with our community. Our members are entrusted to consistently seek and find ways to affirmatively promote, preserve, and deliver our product of safety and service.

Members of the Richland Police Department are committed to working with the community to solve problems and proactively address developing issues. We believe that positive interaction with community members and organizations will provide the best and most effective solutions to current and future problems. I hope that the next time you see an officer you will take the time to say hello and meet them as individuals. I encourage you to get to know your police department on a more authentic, personal level. It is only through these personal relationships that we will be true partners when emergencies occur or challenges arise.

I am very proud of our team who all have servants’ hearts and give of themselves daily to make our City a great place to live, work and play. Together, with you, we will continue to make Richland a great place to raise families, do business or just to hang out and enjoy our wonderful parks and exciting special events.

If I can be of service to you, please don't hesitate to contact me. My email is Jtaylor@ci.richland.wa.us