Chief's Message

 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 Richland Police Department values the relationship we have with our community and we continually look for opportunities to engage and partner with our citizens in order to better serve them. 

Often, the only time citizens interact with the police is when something bad happens. 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 our officers to do the same when out in the public. In this era of rapidly changing technology, increased reliance on smart phones, and the anonymity of social media, it is easy to only view your law enforcement professionals through the prism of one lens. 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. 

If I can be of service to you, please don't hesitate to contact me. My email is