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May
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7:00 pm Walk N Talk @ 7300 Block of Goff
Walk N Talk @ 7300 Block of Goff
May 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Walk N Talk @ 7300 Block of Goff | Richmond Heights | Missouri | United States
The Richmond Heights Police Department would like to invite you to come outside and meet a Richmond Heights Police Officer, walking your neighborhood.  An officer will be in your neighborhood, to meet residents.  This is[...]
May
31
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7:00 pm Walk N Talk @ 1600 block of Del Norte
Walk N Talk @ 1600 block of Del Norte
May 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Walk N Talk @ 1600 block of Del Norte | Richmond Heights | Missouri | United States
The Richmond Heights Police Department would like to invite you to come outside and meet a Richmond Heights Police Officer, walking your neighborhood.  An officer will be in your neighborhood, to meet residents.  This is[...]
Jun
7
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7:00 pm Walk N Talk @ 1100 Block of Yale
Walk N Talk @ 1100 Block of Yale
Jun 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Walk N Talk @ 1100 Block of Yale | Richmond Heights | Missouri | United States
The Richmond Heights Police Department would like to invite you to come outside and meet a Richmond Heights Police Officer, walking your neighborhood.  An officer will be in your neighborhood, to meet residents.  This is[...]
Jun
14
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7:00 pm Walk N Talk @ 1100 Block of Boland
Walk N Talk @ 1100 Block of Boland
Jun 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Walk N Talk @ 1100 Block of Boland | Richmond Heights | Missouri | United States
The Richmond Heights Police Department would like to invite you to come outside and meet a Richmond Heights Police Officer, walking your neighborhood.  An officer will be in your neighborhood, to meet residents.  This is[...]

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Position Announcement

POLICE OFFICER
RICHMOND HEIGHTS POLICE DEPARTMENT

Starting Salary: $57,778

Uniform Pay Grade: 2

This is a full-time, benefit-eligible position which includes a full range of benefits including paid vacation, paid sick leave, paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, and employee health, dental, vision, life, disability, and pension programs.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Performs intermediate protective service work patrolling the Richmond Heights community and responding to law enforcement incidents, and related work as apparent or assigned. A full job description is available here.

REQUIREMENTS:

Applicants must be 21 years old, possess a valid Drivers License and a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university. State of Missouri Class A P.O.S.T. Certification (640 hours) from an accredited Public Safety Academy is also required.

TO APPLY:

Submit a City of Richmond Heights online employment application. Applications are available at http://richmondheights.applicantpro.com/jobs/. Copies of college transcripts and P.O.S.T. certification are required (scanned copies may be included as an attachment in the résumé section of the online application). No exceptions will be made.

Application deadline is: Thursday, May 25, 2017

Testing for this position is slated for Thursday, June 1, 2017, at 6:00 p.m.

For more information about the Police Officer recruitment process, please click here.

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The City of Richmond Heights is an equal opportunity employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. The City of Richmond Heights is a drug and alcohol free workplace. A pre-employment drug screen and background check is required for all positions. Additional pre-employment testing may be required for certain positions. It is the policy of the City of Richmond Heights not to discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, religion, sex or disability except where specific age, sex or physical requirement constitute a bona fide occupational qualification.

EOE/AA/M/F/D/V

Be Prepared for the 2017 STL Icemageddon…

(photo: courtesy of icyroadsafety.com)

With the potential threat of significant icing beginning Friday the 13th we ask that you remain off the roadways if at all possible. If you must go out BE PREPARED. Roads could be closed due to icing, accidents or fallen trees/power lines. Any one of these may cause you to be stuck on the roads for some time. At a minimum you should have proper clothing (including hat and gloves), a blanket, drinking water, window scraper, cell phone (with charger) and a full tank of gas. Please be careful!!!!

Vehicle Break-Ins

Vehicle break-ins are an all too common crime in Richmond Heights and the region. We highly recommend that you secure your vehicles by locking all doors and removing any items of value. If you are unable to remove valuable items from your car, please conceal them so that they are not visible. This is especially important if you leave your vehicle for long periods of time in commuter lots or parking garages. This type of crime is a crime of opportunity. Don’t give criminals an opportunity to victimize you.

Don’t Warm Up Your Car for Thieves

 

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It’s that time of year again.  Every year, the Richmond Heights Police Department takes several reports of vehicles stolen while their owners warm them up in the morning.  Please don’t give crooks a chance to take your car.  The few early minutes of warmth is just not worth it.

Holiday Shopping Safety Tips

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#1 Tip – Holiday Season Shopping means lots of parked cars gathered in shopping centers, large restaurants, and parking garages – this is a ripe opportunity for criminals. Most of the recent auto thefts involved valuables left in plain view. The Richmond Heights Police Department reminds you to always lock your vehicles, even if leaving them for only a few moments, and stash your valuables OUT OF VIEW before you park. This includes any gifts and goods that you may accumulate as you shop. 

Check out these other safety tips:

With the hectic holiday season, RHPD reminds you to be aware of your surroundings while shopping. We hope that you patronize all of our wonderful businesses and restaurants in the area who have been working very hard to make this a great holiday shopping season for those who live, work and shop in Richmond Heights!!  Please take a moment to ensure that you and your family remain safe and have great holiday season.

BEFORE YOU SHOP

  • Carry a cell phone if you have one.
  • Carry only small amounts of cash
  • Shop during daylight hours whenever possible—or go with a friend if you shop at night (or the pre-dawn sales).
  • Carry keys, credit cards and cash separate from each other.
  • Be extremely careful and watchful when using ATM machines.
  • Wear conservative, comfortable clothing, and minimal jewelry.
  • While driving, keep your doors locked and windows rolled up – including in the parking lot.
  • Maintain at least half a tank of fuel

WHILE SHOPPING

  • If you have to carry a purse, carry it close to your body and keep it zipped.
  • Park close to where you are going and park in a well-lit area.
  • Heighten your awareness – be aware of your surroundings and who is nearby.
  • Grip carried items firmly and do not leave them unattended.
  • Do not overload yourself with packages to maintain visibility and freedom of motion, and to avoid mishaps.
  • Pay for purchases with a check or credit card when possible.
  • When hurried or in a crowded shop, take the time to make sure you get all forms of ID and credit cards returned to you before leaving.
  • Notify the credit card issuer immediately if your credit card is lost or stolen.
  • Keep a record of all credit card numbers in a safe place at home.
  • Keep a close eye on children while shopping.

AFTER SHOPPING

  • Leave the mall before closing time; it is safer to walk out of the mall with other people.
  • Be aware of strangers approaching you for any reason. At this time of year, “con-artists” may try various methods of distraction with the intent of taking your money or belongings.
  • Use an escort or mall security if you have a lot of packages or if you are leaving the mall after closing.
  • When returning to your vehicle, carry your keys in your hand and be ready to unlock the door and enter as quickly as possible.
  • Check under your car as you approach it; this is a common spot for criminals to hide.
  • Check the interior of your car before entering.

AT HOME

  • After opening gifts, break down cardboard boxes of expensive electronics and put them somewhere out of public view prior to disposal, to hide the fact you have new high-value items in your home.

Wishing you a very safe and joyous holiday season, from the Richmond Heights Police Department!

Power Outage? Know who to call…

lightningAs we enter into the spring storm season, Ameren would like to remind residents that their Customer Care department is available 24 hours a day.  For the fastest service, call 1-800-552-7583 if you experience a power outage, wires down or emergency service.  You can request text or email updates so you can track the progress of the repair.  You may also report outages online by visiting www.amerenmissouri.com, where you may also sign up to receive updates.

Bank Robbery at Pulaski Bank

Updated on 3/1/2016 at 3:55pm to add additional images of suspect

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Bank Robbery Suspect

Bank Robbery Suspect

On 2/29/16 at 2:16pm a bank robbery occurred at Pulaski Bank located at 6510 Clayton Rd, Richmond Heights, MO 63117.

After entering the bank, the suspect handed a note to the teller demanding money and implying he had a gun.  After receiving money from the teller, the suspect took his note back and left the store.

The suspect left the area on foot, heading east.  He entered St. Mary’s Hospital (6420 Clayton Rd), through their west entrance.  One minute later, he exited the hospital through their east entrance.  Moments later, he left the area in a taxi cab.

The suspect is described as a white/male, approximately 40 years of age. 5’10”, med to heavy build, dark hair, clean shaven. Wearing blue jeans, black hat and a grey hoodie with what appears to be a “Rams” on the front (see above photo).

Anyone with information can call the Richmond Heights Police Department Crime hotline at 314-655-3555 or the department’s general number at 314-645-3000.

Unattended Vehicle Thefts

Each year at this time the Richmond Heights PD responds to calls for stolen cars that have been left running and unattended to warm up. Please do not leave your vehicle unattended while running or with the keys in it. As always, don’t leave valuable personal property inside your vehicle. Report suspicious behavior in your neighborhoods to police immediately.