Richland Police Department

  • Agency: Richland Police Department
  • Address: 201 South Chestnut Avenue, Richland , 65556 MO
  • Chief: MJ Hurney (Chief of Police)
Phone: 573-765-4144

Richland Police Department is located at 201 South Chestnut Avenue, Richland , 65556 MO. The Chief of Police of the department is MJ Hurney. The Richland Police Department phone number is 573-765-4144.

Richland Police Department News

The Richland Police Department is seeking a part-time Police Dispatcher/Clerk who will be responsible for office clerical duties which include, preparing cases for dissemination, completing month end reports, answering phones for service and assisting the public with general information, assisting with copy center requests, and providing support to officers by coordination. Qualifications: High school diploma or general education degree (GED). Would be preferred if the applicant had prior dispatching or law enforcement agency experience. Must have computer experience and some knowledge of office type programs. For more information please call 573-765-4144 and ask for the Assistant Chief or the Chief of Police.

Officers will be out enforcing the posted speed limit in these areas.

10/30/2017 Ok Folks, it's that time of year where officers at RPD are going to start looking a little scruffy with "No shave November". Sponsor your favorite officer by donating to a very worthy cause, Shop with a Cop. So support your community's kids and donate. Let's make this year our best yet!

Today at the Governor's Mansion, Jefferson City, Mo. Assistant Chief Jaime Solis received the medal of merit award. We are proud of our Major.

It was a great honor to stand with these outstanding individuals today with Governor Eric Greitens. The presentation of medals was given for medal of merit and going above and beyond the call of duty either as a first responder or civilian. I would be remiss not to mention all our local Law Enforcement, Fire and EMS who put it on the line everyday. As I received this recognition, my thoughts were with you. I would also like to thank the City of Richland, Chief Gary Bates and the Officers at the Richland Police Department for whom I serve. Also thank you for all the well wishes from all my friends and family. -402

Very proud of my Assistant Chief Jaime Solis....

The Richland Police Department would proudly like to announce Assistant Chief Jaime Solis will be awarded the Medal of Merit from the Governor and Missouri Department of Public Safety this Saturday, October 28. The medal of merit is one of Missouri's most prestigious and highly ranked awards for Police Officers. Major Solis is well deserving of this award and we are very proud to have him on our squad. Major Solis responded last year to a distressed person who was in the process of attempting suicide. This very distressed person had his finger inside the trigger guard breathing erratically and was visibly upset. He was not responding to the request to surrender the weapon. Major Solis continued talking to him in a calm manner, attempting to stop his life ending plan. After continuous negotiation, the subject became more communicative and ultimately made the weapon safe by ejecting the loaded round. He handed the weapon to Major Solis. After securing the weapon, Major Solis continued to communicate with him and offer support. The subject was still showing signs of distress. Major Solis convinced the subject to go to the hospital for evaluation and treatment on his own accord. Assistant Chief Solis, we are proud of you and you’re efforts to keep all citizens of Richland safe. You are an exemplary Police Officer. We salute you! -401

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09/05/2017 Good day folks! Just wanted you to be aware we have had a rash of door handles on vehicles being pulled. We think it is one person or maybe a couple of people involved because the incidents all were in close proximity in location and time of each other. As we always do, we'll try to keep our patrol vehicles in the neighborhoods. That being said, we need your help! If you see anyone who just doesn't belong in your area or anything you feel is suspicious please call us. (573) 765-4144. Also just as a reminder, please try to keep your vehicles locked and secured. Do not leave valuable items in your vehicle such as money, electronics , jewelry or medication. Of all the reports we have taken in the last 24 hours, all the vehicles were left unlocked. We can all do a little to help keep crime out. Hope everyone has a great week and remember to be safe. -402

Congratulations to Assistant Chief Jaime Solis for the American Legions “Officer of the Year Award.” This award is given to Officer Solis for outstanding public service benefiting our community, state and nation. Way to go 402. -401

FBI Warns of Phone Scam That Uses the FBI's Name to Threaten Arrest The FBl’s Pittsburgh Division is warning the public to be on alert for a phone scam that spoofs, or fakes the FBl’s name on the recipient’s voice-mail. Scammers have targeted residents around the region, claiming to be the FBI stating they are an “officer” of the FBI , Department of Tax and Crime Investigation. The intended victim is told that this is their final notice and that their physical address is under investigation and an arrest warrant has been issued under their name. The public is reminded that the FBI does not call private citizens threatening arrest or requesting money and to never give out unsolicited requests for personal information to callers that you don't know. Individuals receiving such calls can file a complaint through the FBl’s Internet Crime Complaint Center at To avoid becoming the victim of a scam:  Always be suspicious of unsolicited phone calls.  Never give money or personal information to someone with whom you don't have ties and did not initiate contact.  Trust your instincts: if an unknown caller makes you uncomfortable or says things that don't sound right, hang up. For more information about the FBI or to reach a specific FBI Office visit WWW.FBI.GOV

07/11/2017 Door to door solicitors. Folks, here is a little information on some people that may come calling at your door. These individuals are normally harmless. However, they tend to be a little aggressive at times which is whats known as "High Pressure Selling". Many times they will knock and if you don't answer they will check the door to see if it's open so they can announce their presence. That is not acceptable just so you know. But that is part of their "High Pressure Selling". They are usually always polite but will not take no for an answer so easily. The first thing you should know is you have the right to ask them to leave your property without any kind of argument. If you do get an argument or they appear not to comply with your request to leave then they are trespassing. Please shut the door and lock it, then call the police. Be ready to give descriptive information on the individuals and any type of vehicle description you can give. You should also know that in order to do business in the city of Richland you must have a license permit to do so. Failing to do so can result in being cited and if found guilty fined for the offense. Now, with all that being said, there are some that are not just there to sell you something. As you might have guessed, it's to engage in some type of criminal activity like stealing your property. My suggestion is be very sure before you let anyone into your home you don't know. And please, don't hesitate to call us, as we can at the very least find out who they are and if they are part of a legitimate company. Be safe out there and vigilant. -402

07/06/2017 Arrest...In the 900 block of S. Pine St. Adam A. Martinez age 25 of Phillipsburg, MO. was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. The arrest comes as a result of a traffic violation. Martinez was transported to the Richland Police Department where he was processed and later released on summons. -408 Arrest..In the 500 block of S. Pine St. Amanda L. Dillard age 29 of St. Robert, MO. was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving while revoked. Incidentally Dillard had an active warrant through Laclede County Sheriff's Office. Dillard was processed at the Richland Police Department and later transported to the Laclede County Jail and turned over to jail staff. A K-9 deployment was made on the traffic stop. -408 Arrest...In the 400 block of W. McClurg Avenue. Ladonna J. Jones age 33 of Lebanon, MO. was arrested for outstanding warrants through Laclede County Sheriff's Office and Lebanon Police Department. Jones was processed at the Richland Police Department and later transported to the Laclede County Jail and turned over to jail staff. -407 On 06/29/2017, a Richland Officer conducted a traffic stop in the area of S. Pine and E. Main St. which led to the arrest of the driver for being in possession of a controlled substance. During the course of the investigation, K9 Skids was deployed on the vehicle to which he alerted to the odor of narcotics. During a subsequent search, a small package containing a crystal substance weighing 4 grams was located and field tested positive for the presence of methamphetamine. The driver was arrested and released pending charges. -407

The Richland Police Department would like to welcome Officer Stephanie Persons to the department and community. Officer Persons is a 2017 graduate of the Missouri Sheriffs Training Academy. Please make sure to welcome her if you see her, she chose to serve the Richland community over several other communities. Welcome aboard Officer Persons! -402

The City of Richland is now accepting applications for the position of Patrol Officer. The applicant must be Missouri POST certified and have attended and graduated an accredited law enforcement academy or an equivalent. Experience is not necessary but will be considered. Any certifications or specialized training may be attached to your resume and or employment application. An application can be downloaded off the internet at under employment information or can be obtained at the Richland Police Department. Submit your application in person at the Richland Police Department and ask for Chief Gary Bates or Assistant Chief Jaime Solis. The deadline to submit your application is 07/05/2017. For further information you may call 573-765-4144. 201 S. Chestnut Avenue, Richland, MO. 65556 The Richland Police Department is an equal opportunity employer.

Due to new rules from the State of Missouri I Joyce A Henson Richland Municipal Court Clerk has moved my office to Richland City Hall 204 E. Washington. Office hours will be from 8:00am - 4:30pm Monday through Friday. Mailing address will still be the same P O Box 798 Richland, Mo 65556. Due to technical difficulties beyond the Cities control my temporary Office Phone number will be 573-765-4421 (City Clerks phone number). The Courts Fax number will change to 573-765-5750. As soon as all the kinks are worked out you will be able to reach the Court by phone at the original phone number 573-765-3257.

On 5-25-17 a Richland Officer conducted a traffic stop in the area of East Washington and Miller Street for a traffic violation. The officer requested K9 Skids for a sniff of the vehicle. K9 Skids alerted to the vehicle where marijuana was found inside the vehicle. The driver was arrested for being in possession of marijuana. -408/407 On 5-25-17, a Richland Officer conducted a traffic stop in the 300 block of South Pine. K9 Skids was deployed on the vehicle, where he alerted to the odor of controlled substance. The driver was found to be in possession of five baggies, weighing a total of a half ounce, of a crystal like substance that field tested positive for the presence of methamphetamine. Also located, were items for the packaging and sales of controlled substance. -407

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