Richfield Police Department

  • Agency: Richfield Police Department
  • Address: 6700 Portland Ave S, Richfield, 55423 MN
  • Chief: Dan Scott (Chief of Police)
Phone: 612-861-9828

Richfield Police Department is located at 6700 Portland Ave S, Richfield, 55423 MN. The Chief of Police of the department is Dan Scott. The Richfield Police Department phone number is 612-861-9828.

Richfield Police Department News

Going to court can be intimidating. This video answers many questions.

Thank you to Northstar Search & Rescue for their generous donation to the Richfield Police Explorers! This donation will help RPD to provide the members of our Explorer Post with training and experience to prepare them for future careers in law enforcement.

DWI arrests over St. Patrick's Day weekend 2018 more than double from last year. C'mon Minnesota -- we can do better!

Sometimes disagreements happen between neighbors. The Conflict Resolution Center can help.

Don't rely on the luck of the Irish to get home safely...

Don't rely on luck...designate a sober driver!

Preparing for a new driver...

Tax scammers and identity thieves scheming new ways to steal personal information and money.

Case Update: On 3/27/17, officers were called to a burglary in-progress on the 6800 block of Oakland. The burglary was called in by the homeowner, Damon Ray Garnett. The burglary suspect, David Bernard Love, fled the area but was quickly apprehended and arrested. (Love had a felony warrant for burglary out of Hennepin County.) This case took a twist when during Love’s arrest, the victim of the burglary (Garnett) charged officers with an ASP. Garnett was uncooperative, fought with officers, and smelled strongly of marijuana. Ultimately, a narcotics warrant was executed at Garnett’s residence after he was taken into custody which led to the discovery of almost $90,000, over 1,000 grams of marijuana, and a gun taken from the residence. After almost 12 months and a jury trial, the results are in: Garnett was found GUILTY ON ALL COUNTS (2 counts felon in possession of a firearm and 1 count felony drugs), and immediately taken into custody by the Judge. Kudos to the officers and detectives for their hard work and great teamwork. Garnett will be sentenced on 4/18/18.

We are considering incorporating the use of body cameras in our public safety efforts. We want to know what you think. Take our body camera survey: On March 20, Police Chief Jay Henthorne will be hosting a body camera open house at 7 p.m. at Richfield Municipal Center’s Bartholomew Room to answer any questions about body camera usage.

RPD Plungers can be seen in the video link below at approximately the 15 second mark. Richfield officers raised $2563! With a successful Polar Plunge behind us, Richfield Police Department has raised $8000 for the Special Olympics so far into 2018! A special thank you to the plungers/runners and their families for joining us at Lake Calhoun (Bde Maka Ska) on Saturday! And thank you to those of you who donated! Now enjoy the video!

Constancio Espitia-Oliver has been formally charged with third degree assault and fourth degree assault against a peace officer causing demonstrable bodily harm. On 2/25/18, a Richfield officer came in contact with Espitia-Oliver while investigating a report of a road rage incident. During the contact, the officer was assaulted which caused a fractured bone. Espitia-Oliver is currently in jail with bail set at $40,000.

For those of you wondering why there are police and fire vehicles parked outside of Centennial Elementary School today, we're helping teachers & students celebrate READ ACROSS AMERICA! Grab a book and read to someone special this weekend.

Thank you to Centennial Elementary School for inviting Richfield PD to participate in Read Across America days this week. It's always fantastic to get in a nice reading break! We'll be back on Thursday!

As a department, we are considering incorporating the use of body cameras in their public safety efforts.Take our body camera survey: Encuesta en español: We will be hosting a body camera open house on March 20 at 7 p.m. at Richfield Municipal Center’s Bartholomew Room to answer any questions residents may have about body camera usage.

Want a chance to win a RING Video Doorbell 2? Join us at tomorrow’s Neighborhood Watch Block Captains meeting. Everyone is welcome. PLEASE RSVP at When: Tuesday, Feb. 27, from 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where: Richfield Middle School Auditorium, 7461 Oliver Ave S Come hear about the latest in smart home security demonstrated by RING. While RPD does not recommend or endorse specific products, it is our goal to ensure public safety and introduce residents to available technology. There are MANY video doorbells and security camera options available, and we encourage residents to conduct their independent research to ensure that any device or system fits their particular needs. RING is offering special event discounts should any residents choose to purchase devices after the demonstration. Check out the latest edition of the Eye Spy newsletter at

Remembering the lives lost because of distracted driving. YOU can save lives by paying attention and keeping your eyes on the road.

Thank you to everyone who stopped by last Thursday's Tip-a-Cop event! Total raised was $4,064.32! We hit one of the highest earning Tip-A-Cop’s the Special Olympics has seen!

New twist on old scam...

Bodie catching up on the days activities with Team 3 at roll call/briefing. #richfieldnow