Hunter Wasser, a rising junior at Skidmore College studying political science, statistics, and philosophy, is conducting a survey regarding policing in Richmond. The survey will only take you 5–10 minutes to complete and will ask you some brief questions about public safety in our community.

https://skidmore.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8uBd7t1fBL7lN6C

 

Police Chief: Kyle Kapitanski

Email: Kyle.Kapitanski@vermont.gov

(802) 434-2156 Non-emergency phone

(802) 434-2153 Dispatch
Dial 911 for emergencies

Police Activity Reports

May 2021 police statistics

Compliments and Complaints

Tell us what you think about our services, our organization, or anything else that comes to mind. We welcome all of your comments and suggestions.

 

Traffic Stops and Race Data

The Richmond Police Department provides annual reports on traffic stops and race data to the State. That information is posted on the Vermont Criminal Justice Training Council’s website.

Instructions on how to find Richmond’s Data:

  • Click on the link above.
  • On the bottom right of the page in the link is the following linked phrase: “*Spillman Agencies Data File. ”
    • Click on this link.
  • This brings up an excel sheet of data for all the agencies that use Spillman for reporting.
  • Enter “Richmond” in the “Agency Name” column on this excel sheet to type in Richmond and the sheet will display the Richmond data.

 

Community Outreach Program.

The Community Outreach Program in the participating communities of South Burlington, Colchester, Essex, Williston, Winooski, Richmond, and Shelburne was inspired by Burlington’s Street Outreach model. In the participating towns, outreach specialists work in partnership with local and regional law enforcement to respond to individuals with unmet social service needs, often due to mental health or substance use issues.

Residents or Richmond are able to contact the program directly (without the need of police involvement) if they are in need of assistance. More information can be found here: Community-Outreach

More information about the program can be found in this presentation that was given to the Richmond Selectboard on Oct. 19, 2020: Community Outreach – Richmond Selectboard meeting 10.19.20

 

Fair and Impartial Policing Policy

The purpose of this policy is to require that all employees of the Richmond Police Department conduct policing in a fair and impartial manner, to clarify the circumstances in which officers can consider personal characteristics, or immigration status, when making law enforcement decisions and to reinforce processes and procedures that enable us to provide services and enforce laws in an equitable and impartial way. The Richmond Police Department is required to adopt each component the Vermont Criminal Justice Training Council’s model fair and impartial policing policy. The Richmond Police Department has adopted additional components. Nothing in the Richmond Police Department Fair and Impartial Policing policy is intended to violate federal law.

In March of 2021 the Richmond Police Department adopted an updated Fair and Impartial Policing Policy. Following is a copy of the policy: Richmond Police Policy on Fair and unbiased Policing

Link to the Vermont Criminal Justice Training Council’s model fair and impartial policing policy

 

Richmond Police Facebook Feed

October 22, 2020, 6:45 pm

October 16, 2020, 3:53 pm

The Richmond Police Department would like to remind all motorists that it is not only courteous and kind to share the road with pedestrians, bicyclists, and other vulnerable users, it is also ... See more

October 16, 2020, 2:38 pm
Photos from Richmond Police's post

Attached is the latest Press Release from the Vermont Army National Guard regarding dates and times of scheduled live fire exercises at the Camp Ethan Allen Training Sight. We hope this may help ... See more

September 21, 2020, 10:30 am

The Richmond Police Department has received an increased amount of complaints regarding speed on Hillview Road. If you are traveling that area, please be mindful of the posted speed limits.

And ... See more

September 19, 2020, 8:11 pm

We would like to remind everyone that as school has started up again there are school busses traveling our roads. Please remember that when these busses stop, there are children around that may not ... See more

September 7, 2020, 1:35 am
Photos from Richmond Police's post

Attached is a Press Release from the Vermont Army National Guard regarding dates and times of scheduled live fire exercises at the Camp Ethan Allen Training Sight. We hope this may help clear up any ... See more

September 2, 2020, 5:01 pm

The Richmond Police Department is excited to announce the addition of our new Patrol Officer Kevin Wilson, pictured here being sworn in by Richmond Town Clerk Linda Parent. Officer Wilson has been in ... See more

July 11, 2020, 2:09 pm

Below is a letter sent to the Select Board and Town Manager from the Racial Equity Working Group. It was included in the 7/13/20 Select Board meeting documents.

The Police Department continues to ... See more

June 30, 2020, 11:58 am

Below is the Vermont Statue regarding Fireworks: Simply speaking: you can NOT shoot off fireworks in Vermont.

Fourth of July will be a busy day and weekend for first responders. With limited ... See more

June 27, 2020, 5:28 pm

The members of the Richmond Police Department wish to offer our condolences to our friends and colleagues at the Vermont State Police Williston Barracks Dispatch center as they mourn the loss of ... See more

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