Office of Professional Accountability


Deputy Director Victoria Pearson

Director Victoria Pearson

oversees the following units

General Counsel
Internal Affairs

Public Affairs

Planning and Accreditation

Audits and Inspections

Body Worn Camera

General Counsel - David Mitchell, Esq


General Counsel
David Mitchell, Esq

Conducts internal audits to ensure that department practices conform to policies.

Examines existing and proposed policies to ensure that policies meet or exceed industry standards.

Works with the Internal Affairs Division to identify department trends and creates and implements policy changes where appropriate.

Works as part of senior management to advise on emerging issues, practices, and policies in policing.

Reviews policies and practices to ensure compliance with federal, state, local, and administrative regulations.

Internal Affairs Jason Hudson



Internal Affairs
Captain Jason Hudson

The Internal Affairs Division handles internal complaint investigations, firearms discharges, and excessive force allegations. If you wish to commend someone for the service you have received from the Richmond Police Department or file a complaint click the link below. File a Commendation or a Complaint

Planning and Accreditation Unit - Ms. Daryl Jones


Planning and Accreditation Unit
Ms. Daryl Jones

The Planning Division is a necessary resource for the Chief’s Office and is responsible for performing policy and form development and updates, coordinating International Accreditation Compliance through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA), managing the Department strategic planning efforts including performance measurement, preparing the Department’s annual report, monitoring trends and issues related to policing and completing special projects. The Planning Division also includes the Department’s Crime Analysis Unit that supports the entire Police Department through tactical, strategic, and administrative crime analysis. Crime Analysts are assigned to support either an individual Precinct or an investigative division.

Ms. Chelsea Rarrick -  Acting Director

Public Affairs
Ms. Chelsea Rarrick
Acting Director

The Public Affairs Unit provides information about the operations and personnel of the Richmond Police Department. The Unit responds to more than 200 media inquiries each month, both locally and nationally. A critical function of the Unit is responding to crime scenes to provide information and updates to the media.