Policy Manual

Richmond Police Department Policy Manual (PDF)

The Richmond Police Department exists to serve the public by delivering professional police services that emphasize ownership, collaboration and partnerships. Community policing philosophy is the basis of our organizational values, and it guides our operational decisions. Community policing is best achieved through open communication and transparency with the public. In view of that goal, the department's policy manual is published below for public viewing. 

This policy manual is published for the information and guidance of the members of the Richmond Police Department. Department members are responsible for knowing and adhering to its contents. Although our manual is considered to be a model policy, there is no policy manual that can cover every situation that an employee may encounter. Good judgment, integrity and training must also be exercised and measured for the specific circumstance.