The Richmond Heights Police Department focuses on maintaing public safety in the city and addressing quality-of-life…More issues, such as the enforcement of the trash ordinance.
The office is composed of 41 members and operates a detective bureau, patrol division, traffic division, community policing division and a mall unit. It uses several vehicles to haul equipment, a motorcycle for traffic enforcement and an ATV at the mall. The office hosts bicycle-trained officers.
The basement of the Richmond Heights Public Safety Building, in which the police officers are located, contains a six-cell jail that can house between 18 and 24 prisoners.
The building also houses the East Central Dispatch Center, which manages calls for assistance in the communities of Richmond Heights, Maplewood, Shrewsbury, Webster Groves, Clayton and Olivette. All of the cities with the exception of Clayton use the jail.