On behalf of the entire Richland Police Department and myself, welcome to our website. It is my sincere hope that this website will provide you some general information about not only the operations of our police department but give you some insight on who we are as an organization.

Our police personnel, both commissioned officers as well as professional staff, are dedicated to providing the product of safety and service to our community and its visitors. It is important to us that all members of our community feel that they have a voice and can realize a high quality of life and a sense of safety in their neighborhoods. Our diversity is our strength as we are all interwoven into the fabric of one community. The Richland Police Department recognizes the importance of our diversity and embraces the opportunity to serve all members of this community with compassion and respect. 

Everything we do is centered on our City values of Teamwork, Integrity, and Excellence. We utilize cutting edge technology and progressive training practices to prepare officers to deliver the very best in contemporary police services. Our Stratified Model of Policing provides high levels of accountability in an effort to achieve our crime reduction goals both in our neighborhoods as well as in our business districts. We continue to value our strong partnerships with neighboring agencies and find creative ways to share resources to reduce the fear and impact of crime.

I am honored to serve with the men and women of the Richland Police Department and collectively it continues to be our privilege to serve the citizens and visitors in this community. Please don’t hesitate to contact me or my staff with any questions, concerns or comments you may have about our service.


Chris Skinner
Director of Police Services