Police Department

If you are witnessing a crime in progress or are experiencing an emergency, please dial 911.

The Richland Police Department is committed to making a positive difference in the lives of our citizens through professionally supported and trained police officers. Officers strive to provide an environment that will allow citizens to live and work in a safe and secure community.

Our agency adheres to a community policing philosophy that emphasizes the following:

  • Community partnerships
  • Problem solving
  • Crime prevention
  • Responsiveness to the needs of our community

Officers are empowered to engage with community members and undertake actions to resolve troublesome conditions.  Our officers are encouraged to consult with resident stakeholders in reolving problems because police can rarely solve public safety problems alone.  The Richland Police Department is committed to transparency and to treating all residents and visitors with respect and dignity.  We hold our officers to the highest standards and ensure excellence.

Our Vision, Mission and Values

Vision Statement

To inspire public confidence by upholding the rule of law, protecting individual rights, and maintaining a commitment to fairness and equality.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to enforce the law fairly and impartially, while respecting the dignity and rights of all individuals, and fostering trust and cooperation within the community. 

Organizational Values

Our agency is founded on the principles of HonorIntegrityPride, and Service. We are dedicated to upholding the highest standards of ethical conduct, demonstrating unwavering integrity in all our actions. With a deep sense of pride in our profession and our community, we serve with honor, courage and commitment, striving to make a positive difference in the lives of those we protect and serve.

Compliments and Complaints

Our organization strives to provide service in accordance with our values as stated above. We value the feedback you have to offer regarding any interaction with a member of our agency. If you wish to submit a compliment or complaint, you may do so via the following methods:

  • In Person: 103 W. Main Street, Richland, Texas 76681
  • By Mail: P.O. Box 179, Richland, Texas 76681
  • By Phone: (903) 362-3707
  • By Email: [email protected]

Open Records Requests

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests can be submitted via the above-mentioned contact information, except by phone. If you wish to electronically submit a request, please send it to: [email protected]. When submitting a request, please utilize the provided form in our documents section located at the bottom of this webpage.

Contact Info

Zachary Hoffman
Chief of Police
[email protected]

Leonard Jimmerson
Operations Lieutenant
[email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the area of responsibility for your agency?

The Richland Police Department services two municipalities, the City of Richland, and through a contractual agreement, the City of Angus. Our area of responsibility includes Interstate Highway 45 from the 227 mile-marker (near south-east County Road 1010) to the 217 mile-marker (near south-east County Road 1200), and State Highway 14 from it's connection with Interstate 45 to the Navarro/Freestone County line.