Beginning in May of 2018, the Richmond Selectboard initiated an outreach program designed to educate and inform the public about the provision of police services by the Town of Richmond. This analysis includes a review of statistical information going back to at least the year 2000, in an effort to understand how the Police Department has grown in both personnel and activity. The end goal is to present to the public enough information to inform choices about the future of the Police Department – these choices will determine staffing, facilities needs and budgets. This process began with a listening session on May 29th and will continue for several months while information is gathered, compiled, presented and discussed. The Selectboard encourages everyone who can to attend these sessions and review the information provided here.