Friday, July 31, 2015

New video from Richland Bank Robbery at US Bank

The Richland Police Department has received video from US Bank robbery on July 17th  that shows the suspect enter the Bank and walk to the counter, get the cash and leave. The Richland Police Department would like to get this video out to all the area news stations in hopes of generating suspect information. To arrange to get the video, please contact Det. Hyrum Stohel at 509-942-7369 or at

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

2015 National Night Out & City Fair-August 4th @ John Dam Plaza

     The 2015 National Night Out and City Fair is on August 4th from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM at John Dam Plaza with the opening ceremony starting at 6:00 PM. National Night Out is a family friendly event where the community comes together to take a stance against crime, gangs and drugs. City Fair brings together all of our city's services to showcase equipment, heavy trucks, and give demonstrations on what they do to make the City of Richland a great place to live and do business. A few examples are; learn how to make your home more safe from RPD,  Solid Waste recommending ways to reduce and recycle waste, & great tips on how to make your home more energy efficient from Electrical Services.  The Richland Public Library will have family friendly activities throughout the night and Richland Parks and Recreation will have demonstrations of different events they are involved with that both kids and adults will love.  We hope to see you there.


Thursday, June 18, 2015

2nd Coffee With A Cop event.

    Our 2nd Coffee with a Cop was held today at Sharehouse Coffee. Thank you Sharehouse Coffee for having us this morning and being a community partner.  It was a great turnout of neighbors who came out to ask questions, voice concerns, or just say hello. Our goal with this program is to provide members of the community an opportunity to converse in an environment with no agenda, or speeches. If you missed today's event we hope to see you at one of our future events.

Below are some photographs from the event.  If you want to see more photographs visit our Facebook, or Twitter page.


Monday, June 15, 2015

Coffee With a Cop: June 18th at Sharehouse Coffee

     Richland PD is having another Coffee With a Cop event this Thursday, June 18th from 9 AM to 11 AM.  This 2nd event is being held at Sharehouse Coffee, which is located at 2150 Keene Road, Richland, WA.  Please come and say hello to Chief Skinner and staff.  No agenda, or speeches; just a chance to ask questions, voice concerns and get to know us better.  We look forward to seeing you there.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

National Police Week and thank you to the community.

      National Police Week occurs each year during the week of May 15th.  Established by Congress by joint resolution and signed into law by President John F. Kennedy on October 1, 1962 the week recognizes the service and sacrifice of U.S. law enforcement. In 1984 President Bill Clinton signed an amended law directing the U.S. Flag to be displayed at half-staff on all government buildings on May 15th each year. During National Police Week there are vigils, ceremonies’ and fundraising events to remember and help those affected by the loss of a law enforcement officer.  The culmination on a national scale is at the National Law Enforcement Memorial Service where officers from all over the United States gather to remember those who have fallen in the line of duty on May 15th at the U.S. Capitol.  Locally we also celebrate National Police Week & National Peace Officers Memorial Day.  As Chief of Police of the Richland Police Department I am proud to say that we are involved in several activities during the week.  For example on May 13th RPD personnel volunteered their time to help The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 7 with a memorial fundraising campaign where $1,400.00 was raised.  Officers and professional staff of this department strive every day to demonstrate our products of Safety and Service. 

     During this week we had several community partners who showed their appreciation to the men and women of the Richland Police Department. Whether it be by expressing it to an officer they see, sending an email, posts to social media, by donating to the memorial fund, sending a thank you card in the mail, or meals and treats brought into the office for my staff.  Your recognition and thanks are appreciated and we are humbled by them. I personally and on behalf of the employees of the Richland Police Department wish to express our gratitude to our community partners.  Thank you Pasco WINGSTOP, Fat Olives, Ethos Bakery & Catering and the many private citizens that helped make National Police Week at the Richland Police Department a great one. 

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Coffee With a Cop - May 7th from 3:00 P.M. To 4:30 PM

     The Richland Police Department is excited to announce our first Coffee with a Cop being held May 7 from 3:00 P.M. to 4:30 P.M. at Barracuda Coffee Company, 2171 Van Giesen St., Richland, WA.
     We wish to invite all residents and business owners to join Chief Chris Skinner and staff for a chance to interact with us in a relaxed setting. This is your opportunity to ask the Chief and officer’s questions, voice concerns, make suggestions, learn about our community outreach, and public events. If you have any questions about this event, contact Captain Mike Cobb, 942-7362, or Community Relations Officer Kane, 942-7636.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Multiple thefts reported from the area of Adair Dr and Allenwhite Dr. Several victims still unidentified

On 4/25/15 Richland PD Officers responded to the area of Adair and Allenwhite Dr in Richland on a report of two males stealing solar lights out of the yards in the area. After searching the area Officers stopped a vehicle and contacted Damien L Bowen 12/11/70 and Justin R Wurmuth 8/28/87. The two suspects ultimately admitted to the thefts and stolen property was located after a search warrant was obtained from the vehicle.  The suspects were booked into the Benton County Jail for theft and DUI. Three victims were identified and their property was returned. Several other victims have not yet been identified and various items of stolen property are currently being stored at the Richland Police Department and we attempt to identify the owners. Anyone living in the above mentioned area who discovered that property had been stolen from their yards are encouraged to contact the Richland Police and make a report so the property can be returned.