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Richfield Police Department

Mission Statement

Director of Public Safety /
Chief of Police

Jay Henthorne

Deputy Director of
Public Safety

 Mike Flaherty

It is the Mission of the Richfield Police Department to safeguard the lives and property of the people we serve, to reduce the incidence and fear of crime, and to enhance public safety while working with the community to improve their quality of life.

Core Values
The men and women of the Richfield Police Department are committed to successfully accomplishing this mission with courage, integrity and hard work. These three values are uncompromising and will guide and inspire officers while serving the citizens of Richfield.

Finally, our mission statement provides the foundation upon which all operational decisions and organizational policies are based. To effectively achieve these stated goals, Police Department operations are managed by the Deputy Director of Public Safety and three police lieutenants responsible for the different divisions within the department.

If you would like to comment on an officer’s good work contact Deputy Director of Public Safety Mike Flaherty at: mflaherty@richfieldmn.gov

If you would like to make a formal complaint regarding an Officer's conduct please complete our complaint form.

Patch Request                                                                                                               

The city’s police department receives numerous requests for our official uniform patches from collectors and other law enforcement enthusiasts. The uniform patches of the Richfield Police Department are restricted. Patches are purchased with city funds, and for security reasons, it is our policy to only issue uniform patches to authorized employees of the department. They are not currently available to the public or available for purchase.