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.
Police Chief: Kyle Kapitanski
(802) 434-2156 Non-emergency phone
(802) 434-2153 Dispatch
Dial 911 for emergencies
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
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