Thursday, January 17, 2013
Brochures and window clings will be placed on vehicles throughout town.
Editor's Note: The following was taken from a Richfield Public Safety release. Police personnel will be completing risk survey brochures and placing them on vehicles parked throughout Richfield. The brochures contain prevention tips and a window cling to be placed in your vehicle as a reminder not to leave valuables inside. Our goal is to substantially decrease theft from vehicle incidents throughout the coming months and into the future. Help us reduce this crime in Richfield! Brochures with the vehicle clings may also be picked up at the Richfield Police Department lobby at 6700 Portland Avenue South. Also, watch the video above for more on how to prevent thefts from vehicles. Follow Richfield Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook…
Friday, November 2, 2012
The program was started by the Richfield Public Safety Department in 1995.
Editor's Note: The following information was submitted by Herb Perry, a resident and graduate of the 2012 program. The 19th annual Richfield Citizen Police Academy program was recently completed with 24 graduating, from the weekly class. The 15-hour course covered topics such as an aministrative overview, patrol procedures, police communications, criminal investigations and traffic enforcement. There was also a complete tour of the police facilities, Hennepin County Crime Lab and much more. Even a visit from the K-9 Officer Rocky and his handler Nate. The program was established to promote a better understanding and knowledge of the Richfield Police Department's work, reaffirm citizen participation in crime prevention and improve police/…
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Our panel of local experts is ready and willing to answer your questions about home safety and security.
The safety and security of your home is one of those things everyone seeks, but perhaps doesn't know the best way to achieve. Fret not, as a panel of local Patch Pros is ready and willing to offer you tips and tricks for keeping your homestead safe. Molly Anderson has been with the Edina Police Department for more than 20 years, and is involved in public information, education and crime prevention. She believes that “Residential crime is often a matter of opportunity, and sometimes all it takes is a few simple steps to reduce your risk. Your local police department has a lot of ideas to help, give them a call!” Jim Tuomisto has owned and operated Hi-Tech Installations in Minnetonka for 30 years. The business installs home security systems…
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
The registration period goes until Sept. 6.
The 19th annual Richfield Citizen Police Academy begins Thursday, Sept. 20 and continues every Thursday through Oct. 18. The sessions are from from 6:30-9:30 p.m. ans is a free course designed to give residents a working knowledge of the operations and responsibilites of the Richfield Police Department and officers. It's also a great opportunity to meet and talk with officers. Topics include and activities include: Any person who is at least 18 years old and lives or owns a business in Richfield may attend the academy. There are no physical qualifications necessary and mandatory attendance of all sessions is not required. A criminal history check will be conducted on all applicants. Deadline to register is Sept. 6. If your application is …
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Tuesday is the annual neighborhood celebration.
Tuesday night neighbors will come together for an evening of food, fun, activities and conversation during the fourth annual Night to Unite. Richfield Patch wants to see what your block or housing complex had to offer party-goers. Add your photos to our gallery by clicking on "Upload Photos and Video." Happy Night to Unite!
Monday, December 19, 2011
The Richfield Public Safety Department releases its most recent crime reports
All the following information was taken from the Richfield Public Safety Department's Crime Reports from Dec. 19, 2011, detailing incidents from Dec. 15-17. A man reported that his father allegedly opened an account, which is now delinquent, in his name several years ago. The report was made Dec. 16. A man reported that mail containing payroll checks had been stolen Dec. 16. A woman reported that her credit card had been stolen while she was shopping at Aldi Dec. 16. An assault was reported Dec. 16. A SECA student was cited for underage tobacco use and trespassing after being seen smoking a cigarette in the Richfield Middle School parking lot Dec. 16. A vehicle was reported stolen from a residence on the 6800 block of Washburn Avenue Dec. …
Monday, August 1, 2011
Richfield has more than 170 blocks, apartment complexes and businesses participating in Night to Unite festivities.
From neighborhood cookouts with grills and picnic tables, to large potlucks with hired clowns and magicians, neighborhood parties are a common occurrence during the summer months. But there is one get-together that’s set apart from the others. It’s a special night to connect with those around you, not just for social purposes, but to make the community a safer place to live. Night to Unite, which is the state-wide effort of National Night Out, is the evening of Aug. 2 and more than 170 blocks and housing complexes in Richfield are particpating, according to Richfield Public Safety Crime Prevention Specialist Jill Mecklenburg. The city believes the Night to Unite event is a great opportunity for residents and communities to band together, …