The office of the Chief of Police provides administrative direction to the department. The department consists of a number of specific divisions, including Patrol, Technical Services Unit, Criminal Investigation Division, Traffic, Special Investigations, Street Crimes, and Support Services, which includes the Records section. The Chief determines departmental objectives and goals as well as ensuring police operations are planned and coordinated toward the attainment of those directives.
The Chief serves as a
liaison to the community by providing the City Manager and Council with
recommendations and proposals. Establishing working relationships with
other agencies in the criminal justice system, and directly meeting with
RPD personnel are accountable to the public for
our actions. We recognize the authority and responsibility placed on us
by the community and society for our actions. We are open and honest in
our dealings with the community. We provide as much information as
possible to the media and public without compromising cases.