Richmond Police Department

  • Agency: Richmond Police Department
  • Address: 36725 Division Road, Richmond, 48062 MI
  • Chief: Dave Teske (Chief of Police)
Phone: 586-727-4000
Fax: 586-727-6262

Richmond Police Department is located at 36725 Division Road, Richmond, 48062 MI. The Chief of Police of the department is Dave Teske. The Richmond Police Department phone number is 586-727-4000.

Richmond Police Department News

School Crossing Guard City of Richmond is seeking candidates for the position of “School Crossing Guard.” The City currently needs part time and substitute School Crossing Guards to fill in morning and/or afternoon shifts (one-hour morning shift and one-hour afternoon shift). Qualified applicants must possess the following: high school diploma or equivalent, 18 years of age, U.S. citizen, no felony convictions. Pre-employment background investigation required. Starting wage: $10.53. Send City application to: Chief of Police, City of Richmond, 36725 Division Road, Richmond, MI 48062. Position open until filled. Applications available online at www.cityofrichmond.net

I recently saw this posting as a Crime Prevention tip and thought this was so simple and too good not to pass along to our Richmond residents. Tell your spouse, your children, your neighbors, your parents...!!! If you hear a noise outside your home or someone is trying to get in your house, just press the panic button on your car's key fob. The alarm will be set off, and the horn will continue to sound until either you turn it off or the car battery dies. Next time you come home for the night and start to put your keys away, think of this: It's a security alarm system that you probably already have and requires no installation. Test it. It will go off from most everywhere inside your house. After a few seconds, all the neighbors will be looking out their windows to see who or what is going on...something all criminals want to avoid. Also, remember to carry your car keys while walking to your car in a parking lot. The alarm will work the same way there. This would also be useful for any emergency, such as a heart attack, where you can't reach a phone. Maybe it could save a life or prevent someone from becoming a crime victim. Chief Dave Teske (but always remember to dial 911 if you can first...!!!)

We received some very thoughtful letters and snacks today from students at the Will Lee Elementary school today. Thank you.

We would like to thank the Richmond High School Key Club and Mr. Murphy for making and donating these blankets. They will be given out and used to hopefully comfort anyone who has been involved in or part of a traumatic event. The blankets were donated to the Richmond Police Department, Richmond Fire Department and Richmond Lenox EMS.

PHONE SCAMS….The Richmond Police Department wants to warn all residents (and others whom you share this with) about the many many phone scams out there right now preying on people. In this latest scam, someone will call you and say they are with such and such business. Then shortly into that introduction they will say “Can You Hear Me?”… and the obvious reaction to that is you reply back by saying “YES”. They now have your recorded voice saying “YES” which they will use to order products or services that you never even requested. When you dispute this later on they play back your recording with your own voice saying “YES” fraudulently indicating you agreed to this transaction and you must pay for what you ordered or they will begin litigation against you. Unfortunately, a lot of people will feel that they have been had and/or embarrassed to admit they have been scammed and will pay just to make this go away. Be aware…there are other phone scams out there like the IRS Scam where they threaten to take you to jail or court for not paying back taxes owed and have actually made victims send them gift cards in lieu of money. If a caller says that they are with a Government Agency…Social Security…IRS…Secretary of State…or Court System don’t believe them as these agencies rarely if ever call and do almost all of their correspondence by mail. Remember: Don’t answer your phone from numbers you don’t recognize or don't know! Don’t give out personal information! Don’t confirm your phone number! Don’t answer questions! We have all been taught not to be rude on the phone but it really is okay to just hang up!!! We also need to have this conversation with our youngest members of the family as well as the older members of our families as they are more prone to be victims of these scams. Richmond Police Department

Between Friday December 30th and Monday January 2, 2017 damage to property occurred at Shepherds Sales and Service located at 68200 Grand Trunk Ave. in the City of Richmond. We are asking the public for assistance in this case. If you have any information that can help in the ongoing investigation, we encourage you to call the Richmond Police Department (586) 727-4000 You may remain anonymous. $500.00 Reward for information that results in an arrest and prosecution.

We would like to wish all of our Facebook friends a Merry Christmas and a Safe New Years.

The Richmond Police Department would like to remind all that with the holidays almost upon us and the shopping frenzy going full throttle, here are a few tips to stay safe and not become a crime victim… If you are traveling: • Put an automatic timer on your lights. • Ask a neighbor to check up on your home. • Don’t forget to have your mail and newspaper delivery stopped. • Sign up for email and text alert systems at your campus/local police departments to stay in touch if you may be away during the holidays. If you are out of the house: • Turn on lights and music or the TV so it looks as if someone is home. • Be sure that your doors and windows are locked. • Don’t display your gifts where they can be seen from the outside. • If you plan to have packages delivered to your home, make sure you are home to accept them. If not, as a neighbor or ask that the package be sent to the nearest post office. If you are shopping at a mall or a store: • Stay alert and be aware of what’s going on around you. Park in a well-lighted space. • Be sure to lock your car, close windows, and hide shopping bags and gifts in the trunk. • Avoid carrying large amounts of cash; pay with a check or credit card whenever possible. • Call to cancel missing and stolen credit and debit cards immediately. • Make sure to complete warranty and/or product registration forms and mail them out as soon as possible since they may provide some kind of protection or replacement value if your property is stolen. • Check receipts to see whether your full credit card number appears. If a receipt has your full number on it, take a pen and thoroughly scratch it out. • Double check that you have your credit cards and check book after you pay for your items. Shopping in Stores: • Do not buy more than you can carry. Plan ahead by taking a friend with you or ask a store employee to help you carry your packages to the car. • Save all receipts. Print and save all confirmations from your online purchases. Start a file folder to keep all receipts together and to help you verify credit card or bank statements as they come in. • Consider alternate options to pay for your merchandise, such as onetime or multiuse disposable credit cards or money orders, at online stores and auction sites. • Wait until asked before taking out your credit card or checkbook. An enterprising thief would love to shoulder surf to get your account information. • Tell a security guard or store employee of you see an unattended bag or package. The same applies of you are using mass transit or walking to and from your car. • Deter pickpockets. Carry your purse close to your body or your wallet inside a coat or front trouser pocket. • Have your keys in hand when approaching your vehicle. Check the back seat and around the car before getting in. • Do not leave packages visible through your car windows. Lock them in the trunk or, if possible, take them directly home. Shopping with Small Children: • If you are shopping with children, make a plan in case you are separated from each other. • For the older children, have a central meeting spot designated. • For the younger children, teach them to go to a store clerk or security guard if you get separated. Be sure they know your name (not just mommy or daddy), cell phone number, and their address. Go over the dangers of strangers with them so they know who not to talk to or follow.

Thank you to the Richmond Girl Scout Troop 75076 for your generous gift of a Christmas Tree decorated with M & M. You all did a great job. We hope you enjoyed your tour of our station today.

Richmond PD's "thin blue line" Christmas tree!!! Merry Christmas to everyone and thank you for supporting the officers who's task it is to serve & protect YOU!!!

The Richmond Police Department would like to remind residents (and those with overnight guests...throughout the holidays especially) that there is No Overnight Parking on any curbed streets within the City of Richmond from DECEMBER 1st through APRIL 30th. Vehicles should be off the streets from 3:00 am to 6:00 am to allow for snow plows to clear the streets. The "No Parking" restriction is in accordance with Traffic Control Order #4-96. Thank you for your help in allowing DPW to keep our streets open and clear for traffic as well as emergency vehicles throughout our Michigan winter...!!!

Shop with a Hero is December 10, 2016.

The Richmond Police Officer Association will be having their annual Shop with a Hero on December 10th. If you are a family or know of a family in the Richmond or Memphis area that needs assistance contact the Richmond Police Department at 586-727-4000

Treat or Treat information: Trick or Treat will be from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The Fire Siren will sound at the beginning and end. Treats in the Street will be at the Will E. Lee Elementary school from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. There will be a candy check station at the Richmond Fire Hall. Be safe and enjoy the night.

The Richmond Police Department recently found / recovered bikes around our city that we would like to return to their owners. If you have a missing bicycle, please call or come to the Police Department with proof of ownership or a detail description of your bike. As a reminder: Bike registration is free and will help us return your bike to you when found. To register your bike, stop in at the Richmond Police Department and fill out the information form. You will receive a tag to place on your bike. This can be done at any time, no appointment necessary.

I would like to again thank all the people who in their own special way have demonstrated their support. I would also like to especially thank 5 year old Amelia Thompson who made these awesome "survival kits" for all of the officers at the Richmond Police Department!!! Thank you!!! Chief Dave Teske

The Richmond Police Department has been very blessed to have residents who care about us and the job we have been entrusted to do. This has been made very evident in the last couple of days by the flowers, cakes, cards, and people just stopping by to offer condolences on the losses to our brother & sister officers in Dallas who are dealing with horrific sorrow. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your comments and cards that say we are #1 in your eyes and asking that God bless us & protect us. I know for a fact that there are some days when my officers & dispatchers feel unappreciated at the end of long stressful shift but most days we all feel the support and community spirit that you surround us with!!! You seem to have a "sixth sense" to know exactly when we need you the most. Thank you ...it is very very much appreciated !!! Chief Dave Teske

Summer Safety Tips: Home Safety Tips Be aware of what’s happening in the neighborhood. Lock your doors, including the garage door. Unlocked doors are open invitations to intruders. Ask a trusted family member, friend or neighbor to keep a watchful eye on your home or have your mail held at the local post office until your return. Put lights on timers to give the impression that someone is home. Don’t post on social media that you are leaving town, and wait to post photos until after you return from your trip. Vacation Tips Lock your hotel room and remember not to give out your room number or invite strangers into your hotel room. Be friendly but be vigilant. Watch for and report any suspicious behavior. Plan your route; stay within well-traveled routes and walk in groups. There’s safety in numbers. Keep your belongings secure: Purses should be securely closed, backpacks kept zipped and wallets placed in your front pocket. When dining in restaurants, do not hang your purse or backpack on the back of your chair. Tips for Parents Be proactive. Make a backup plan in case the group gets separated during a family outing and have a scheduled meeting place and time. If your child or teen will be alone a significant amount of time, have him/her check in with you if they plan to leave the house and when they arrive back home. Monitor Internet and social media activity to establish children and teens are visiting appropriate sites and following guidelines. Car Safety Tips Always lock your doors and roll up your windows when you leave your car. Put your junk in the trunk! Do not leave valuables in the car. If you must leave prized possessions in your vehicle, keep them out of sight or hidden in the trunk. Before you get into your car, check the backseat and around the car. Lock your doors once inside the car. These prevention tips are simple steps to avoid summertime crime.

Please be advised to be extra vigilant not only this holiday weekend but always. We recently received reports of three men in a newer white chevy 4dr truck cruising the south end of City asking people as they packed up there campers for the holiday if they might be for sale!!! The thought is they may be scoping out possible target homes which may be vacant due to holiday trips! Be a good neighbor and keep an eye on your neighborhood AND report it right away so that the Richmond Police can check it out immediately!!! If you see something say something!!!!

Upcoming detour for Division Road. Canadian National (CN) – Division Road (32 Mile) Railroad Crossing Reconstruction CN Railroad will be reconstructing the Division Road (32 Mile) crossing in Richmond. They anticipate beginning the work on Monday, May 2nd. The crossing will be closed to vehicle traffic from Monday, May 2nd through Friday, May 6th. The detour is Gratiot Avenue to Muttonville Lane to Main Street. Local (non-truck) traffic is able to utilize Howard and Oak Streets as well. Large trucks will not be able to utilize Howard and Oak Streets.

*For You Information* DPW will be flushing Fire Hydrants Sun, April 24th - Fri, April 29th. The flushing is done overnight beginning at 11 pm. Please check your water before doing laundry.