About Richmond RCMP
The RCMP has served Richmond with pride for over 70 years. Policing has changed considerably since 1950 when our Detachment was first formed. As we continue to evolve, we will keep moving toward the goal of enhancing community safety through partnerships and innovation.
Richmond RCMP is currently led by Chief Superintendent Dave Chauhan. Learn more about Chief Superintendent Dave Chauhan.
Like the 224,425 residents we serve, our police officers are diverse in cultural backgrounds with over 30 different languages spoken. This variety in cultural backgrounds helps create valuable opportunities for our police officers to conduct public outreach and be more engaged with our diverse community, in addition to enhancing our operational policing abilities.
The Richmond Detachment is your RCMP and we will keep working for you, our community, to protect and promote safety in Richmond. Past, present and future in the midst of a changing landscape, we are committed to evolving with you and the needs of our community.
Richmond RCMP’s priorities for 2021-2025
We are committed to being accountable to the community we serve. An integral part of the success of our Strategic Plan is tracking measurable targets. Every year, we review recent achievements and challenges and use a variety of assessment tools to identify if our strategies need adjustments to meet changes within the operational environment. By setting goals and identifying action plans we are able to ensure that our public safety responses are effective.
After conducting a thorough analysis of the current community context, feedback from our stakeholders and operational policing environment we focused on three Policing Pillars for our 2021-2025 Strategic Plan. These pillars provide a framework for achieving our overall goal of making Richmond the safest city in Canada.
Our employees and community, promoting public safety and targeted enforcement form the pillars of our 2021-2025 Strategic Plan approved by the City of Richmond in September 2021.
We will invest in our employees to increase our effectiveness in the workforce by:
- Promoting mental wellness to drive resiliency;
- Enabling career development by focusing on enhancing skills and knowledge sharing;
- Embracing feedback to drive change and unlock opportunities to improve our team culture and service delivery.
We will engage and support all members of the community by:
- Elevating our commitment to equality through diversity and inclusion initiatives;
- Increasing opportunities for public engagement through enhanced communication and transparency;
- Supporting collaborative responses to complex social issues and working to meet client and community needs.
Promoting Public Safety:
We will promote public safety by:
- Empowering our community through crime prevention education;
- Fostering relationships with youth through mentorship, while modelling healthy choices;
- Driving greater awareness of opportunities for early intervention and diversion from the Criminal Justice System;
- Increasing police visibility through enhanced patrols and public engagement activities;
- Enhancing collaborations with community stakeholders and partner agencies.
We will conduct enforcement activity with the most potential impact to public safety by:
- Conducting targeted traffic enforcement and education;
- Leveraging criminal analysis to identify and disrupt trends and hot spots;
- Conducting gang suppression activities and interdicting organized crime;
- Deploying proactive patrols using intelligence-led policing principles.
Over the next five years, we will be working diligently to ensure this Strategic Plan remains the foundation of our policing services in Richmond. We look forward to future opportunities to engage with our community, as we work together towards making Richmond the safest city in Canada.
Learn more about your Richmond RCMP
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