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Most Popular RPD Videos

Prevent Motor Vehicle Theft

Thinking of leaving your car running and unattended - even for a quick minute?

Detective Sergeant Travers maps out why that's a bad idea!

Safe Exchange Zones

Buying, selling or exchanging an item in person from an online source?

Use the Safe Exchange Zones at Second and Fourth precincts. These areas are recorded on video at all times. Second Precinct, 177 E. Belt Boulevard
Fourth Precinct, 2219 Chamberlayne Avenue

Since a video recording can only assist detectives in attempting to identify a suspect after an incident occurs, the public should continue to observe safety precautions. Indeed, a Safe Exchange Zone sign at each location indicates that the Department assumes no responsibility or liability for transactions, damages or injury, nor does the city of Richmond. Due to the varied schedules of precinct officers, the Department cannot guarantee an officer will be on the property at all times.

Rio rides off into retirement today!

Rio rides off into retirement today! Here's a quick look at the Mounted Unit's Rio working a recent event in Shockoe Bottom - and some inside info. Rio will be missed!

Reward offered in Justin Townsend homicide

This summer, we passed the somber anniversary of the death of Justin Townsend, which occurred on Aug. 19, 2017. In this video, you see his parents offering a $5,000 reward for information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person who shot Justin.

Richmond Police Department Clearance Rates

Major Crimes Captain James Laino and Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney Learned Barry discuss the recent Washington Post article naming the Richmond Police Department a national leader in homicide clearance rates.

Teens Experience MILO Training

Law Enforcement Torch Run 2015

This June, the 111th Recruits (and other officers) ran the Law Enforcement Torch Run to support ‪#‎SpecialOlympicsVirginia
It was the 30th year the partnership has hit the streets through Richmond, Virginia for this great cause!

Safety in the James River Park System

The warm weather is back in the #rva - and the James River beckons.
Here are some tips to staying safe in the spectacular James River Park System!

Mounted Unit Richmond Ride 2015

The Mounted Unit enjoyed the annual Richmond Ride this past Saturday, leading the community on a horseback ride through the city.

Mounted Unit Officer Freddie Mason led the group on new horse, Samson, and Mounted Unit Officer Amanda Acuff Bass brought up the rear on Scooter.

Special thanks to Friends of the Richmond Mounted Squad for the partnership - and for the contest to name Samson! More info:

Commonwealth Public Safety Memorial



Virginia dedicated the Commonwealth Public Safety Memorial on Saturday in a moving ceremony on Capitol Square. Thanks to all who helped erect this tribute to fallen public safety members.