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Looking for an exciting career with RPD?  Use the following phone number and email to connect with our Recruitment Unit.

Phone (804) 646-6733



City of Richmond Police Department


Submit a Commendation or Complaint


Phone Numbers:

Emergency: 911
Call if you can, text if you can’t

Non-Emergency or to file a Police Report:
(804) 646-5100


FOIA Requests
Phone: (804) 646-5147


Media Relations
Police Media Relations
Phone: (804) 646-0607


200 West Grace Street
Richmond, VA 23220

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Project Hope

Homeless Outreach Partnerships Enforcement

A homeless outreach unit that provides referrals and services as part of a long term approach to assist the homeless.

Project Hope Unit



  • Identify homeless encampments and chronic homeless individuals to provide long-term solutions to reduce instances of homelessness.
  • Increase contact and build trust between Richmond Police Department and the homeless community.
  • Create partnerships with homeless service providers in the community.
  • Identify and remove aggressive panhandlers.
  • Partner Richmond Police officers with a licensed clinical social worker from the Department of Social Services to provide effective and compassionate responses to the homeless community in Richmond.
  • Measure accurately the amount and types of crime that is actually committed by the homeless/transient population.
  • Better serve the homeless community by providing intervention during critical situations.
  • Prevent unnecessary incarceration or hospitalization of the homeless.
  • Protect the community from those who are a danger to others as a result of mental illness. Reduce violent crime by providing services to those who are mentally ill and homeless.