Police Transparency

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The Richardson Police Department believes transparency is vital to a successful community-police relationship. The resources on this page are available so that citizens will be able to learn more about our police activities, policies, training, and agency practices.
 Use of Force

Use of Force Policy - Guidelines for deadly force, non-deadly force, de-escalation practices and duty to intervene to unreasonable force by another officer.
Bias-based and Racial Profiling Policy - Guidelines for treatment of people and biased-based profiling.
Pursuit Policy - Guidelines for conducting vehicular pursuits.


Body Worn Cameras Policy - Guidelines for the use, maintenance, and management of Body Worn Cameras (BWCs) and the retention/storage of the related recorded media.
Open Records Requests Policy - Guidelines relating to the documentation and processing of open records requests.
Internal Discipline Policy - Provides guidance in maintaining integrity consistent with the high level of public trust extended to the Richardson Police Department.

 Summary Reports

Use of Force - Annual report of incidents involving use of force.
Pursuit Report - Annual report of officers that engaged in vehicular pursuits.
Bias-based and Racial Profiling Report - Annual report of complaints related bias/racial profiling.
Crash Reports - Annual report of Department employee involved vehicle accidents. 

 Community Engagement

Neighborhood Crime Watch
Video Crime Watch
Crime Watch Patrol
Dog Walker Watch
Volunteers in Police Service
Explorer Post
Rape Aggression Defense (RAD)
Citizen Police Academy
Youth Citizen Police Academy
Summer Safety Camp
Public Safety Expo
National Night Out


Texas Police Chiefs Association - Best Practices Recognition Program - Since 2009  - The Law Enforcement Recognition Program is a voluntary process where police agencies in Texas prove their compliance with 166 Texas Law Enforcement Best Practice standards.  These Best Practices were carefully developed by Texas Law Enforcement professionals to assist agencies in the efficient and effective delivery of service, the reduction of risk, and the protection of individual’s rights.