Police services in Richmond

Thank you to everyone who participated. This consultation concluded midnight, Monday February 29, 2016. All input received as part of the public consultation will be reported to Council to assist in its decision, in late spring 2016.

As our community grows and plans for the future, Richmond City Council is looking to determine the best approach to ensuring police services meet local needs and priorities, and that Richmond continues to be a safe place to live, work and visit.

Under Council’s direction, the City has been conducting an ongoing, comprehensive review of police services. As a result of that review, Council has identified two options that are now under consideration for the delivery of police services in Richmond:
  • continuation with the current service provided by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), or
  • establishing an independent Richmond police force.
From now until Monday, February 29, 2016, Council is seeking community input on the two options before any final decision is made.

For more information, please refer to the Report to Council, Summary Overview and/or Discussion Guide located in the Document Library to the right.

Please take some time to complete the eight-question survey below.

In addition, five public open houses have been scheduled for February to allow the public to learn more about the topic and provide their input. The open houses are:

  • Wednesday, February 17, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m., South Arm Community Centre, 8880 Williams Road
  • Thursday, February 18, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m., East Richmond Community Hall,12360 Cambie Road
  • Saturday, February 20, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Thompson Community Centre, 5151 Granville Avenue
  • Tuesday, February 23, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m., Steveston Community Centre, 4111 Moncton Street
  • Wednesday, February 24, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m., Richmond City Hall, 6911 No. 3 Road

The Mustel Group will also be conducting random telephone polling to gather additional feedback.

All input received as part of the public consultation will be reported to Council to assist in its decision.

We appreciate your participation.


As our community grows and plans for the future, Richmond City Council is looking to determine the best approach to ensuring police services meet local needs and priorities, and that Richmond continues to be a safe place to live, work and visit.

Under Council’s direction, the City has been conducting an ongoing, comprehensive review of police services. As a result of that review, Council has identified two options that are now under consideration for the delivery of police services in Richmond:
  • continuation with the current service provided by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), or
  • establishing an independent Richmond police force.
From now until Monday, February 29, 2016, Council is seeking community input on the two options before any final decision is made.

For more information, please refer to the Report to Council, Summary Overview and/or Discussion Guide located in the Document Library to the right.

Please take some time to complete the eight-question survey below.

In addition, five public open houses have been scheduled for February to allow the public to learn more about the topic and provide their input. The open houses are:

  • Wednesday, February 17, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m., South Arm Community Centre, 8880 Williams Road
  • Thursday, February 18, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m., East Richmond Community Hall,12360 Cambie Road
  • Saturday, February 20, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Thompson Community Centre, 5151 Granville Avenue
  • Tuesday, February 23, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m., Steveston Community Centre, 4111 Moncton Street
  • Wednesday, February 24, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m., Richmond City Hall, 6911 No. 3 Road

The Mustel Group will also be conducting random telephone polling to gather additional feedback.

All input received as part of the public consultation will be reported to Council to assist in its decision.

We appreciate your participation.


  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Police services review

    To help the City make the right choice for our residents and businesses, we want to hear what you think about the two options.

    To help the City make the right choice for our residents and businesses, we want to hear what you think about the two options.

    Thank you to everyone who participated. This consultation concluded midnight, Monday February 29, 2016. All input received as part of the public consultation will be reported to Council to assist in its decision, in late spring 2016. Complete Form