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6:30 pm Youth Sports Night @ The Heights
Youth Sports Night @ The Heights
Sep 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Join the Richmond Heights Police Department’s PACT Unit for our Youth Sports Night at The Heights! Reservations are not required Ages: 8-13 Children must be signed in and signed out by guardian Games offered include: Basketball[...]
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Sep 22 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
PACT Unit Golf Tournament @ Florissant Golf Club | Florissant | Missouri | United States
  On Friday, September 22nd, the Richmond Heights Police Department will be hosting its 20th annual golf tournament. The tournament is to raise money for several community policing programs. This unit, called P.A.C.T. (Police and[...]
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Richmond Heights Night Out Against Crime is a great opportunity for neighbors to meet and get reacquainted.  Block off your street to traffic and have a good old fashioned block party. If you would like[...]
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19
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6:30 pm Youth Sports Night @ The Heights
Youth Sports Night @ The Heights
Nov 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Join the Richmond Heights Police Department’s PACT Unit for our Youth Sports Night at The Heights! Reservations are not required Ages: 8-13 Children must be signed in and signed out by guardian Games offered include: Basketball[...]

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Annual Internal Affairs Reports

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2016 Statistical Summary of Internal Affairs Investigations

A review of the Internal Affairs Complaints and Investigations received during calendar year 2016 revealed there were three (3) complaints/investigations conducted by this police department. Two complaint/investigations involved one officer while a third involved two. Two investigations involved a single allegation of misconduct while one involved two allegations.

During the calendar year of 2015 there were three (3) complaints and investigations. In 2014 there were three (3) complaints and investigations. In 2013 there were five (5) complaints and investigations and in 2012 there were zero (0) complaints investigated.

Below are the divisions of the police department and the number of complaints and investigations that each division received in 2016:

Division / Unit
Number of Complaints
   
Administration Division
0
   
Support Operations
Criminal Investigations Unit
0
Conveyance Unit
0
P.A.C.T. Unit
0
   
Field Operations
Patrol Division
3
Boulevard Unit
0
Traffic Unit
0
   
Total
3

Of the four (4) allegations of misconduct investigated in the three Internal Affairs investigations in 2016, the following is a breakdown of the findings:

Unfounded
1
Exonerated
1
Not Sustained
1
Sustained
1

The Richmond Heights Police Department handled 23,238 calls for service in 2016 as compared to 19,813 calls for service in 2015. This is an increase of 3,425 calls, or 14.7%.

2015 Statistical Summary of Internal Affairs Investigations

A review of the Internal Affairs Complaints and Investigations received during calendar year 2015 revealed there were three (3) complaints/investigations conducted by this police department. Each complaint/investigation involved one officer. One investigation involved a single allegation of misconduct. One involved two allegations and the third involved 16 allegations of misconduct. It should be noted that this third complaint/investigation involved misconduct that occurred over a six year period ending in 2014 but was discovered in 2015.

During the calendar year of 2014 there were three (3) complaints and investigations. In 2013 there were five (5) complaints and investigations.  In 2012 there were zero (0) complaints investigated and in the calendar year of 2011 there were seven (7) complaints investigated.

Below are the divisions of the police department and the number of complaints and investigations that each division received in 2015:

Division / Unit
Number of Complaints
Administration Division
0
Support Operations
Criminal Investigations Unit
1
Conveyance Unit
0
P.A.C.T. Unit
0
Field Operations
Patrol Division
2
Boulevard Unit
0
Traffic Unit
0
Total
3

Of the 19 allegations of misconduct investigated in the three Internal Affairs investigations in 2015, the following is a breakdown of the findings:

Unfounded
0
Exonerated
0
Not Sustained
1
Sustained
18

The Richmond Heights Police Department handled 19,813 calls for service in 2015 as compared to 20,158 calls for service in 2014. This is a decrease of 345 calls, or 1.7%. (Note: The number of calls for service reported in the 2014 Statistical Summary was incorrectly reported as 23,146.)

2014 Statistical Summary of Internal Affairs Investigations

A review of the Internal Affairs Complaints and Investigations received during calendar year 2014 revealed there were three (3) complaints/investigations conducted by this police department that totaled four (4) allegations of officer misconduct. One of the complaints had (2) two officers involved.  During the calendar year of 2013 there were (5) five complaints and investigations.  In 2012 there were (0) zero complaints investigated and in the calendar year of 2011 there were seven (7) complaints investigated.

Below are the divisions of the police department and the number of complaints and investigations that each division received in 2014: 

Division / Unit
Number of Complaints
Administration Division
0
Support Operations
Criminal Investigations Unit
0
Conveyance Unit
0
P.A.C.T. Unit
0
Field Operations
Patrol Division
3
Boulevard Unit
1
Traffic Unit
0
Total
4

An additional breakdown of the fact determination in each of the above Internal Affairs Investigations is as follows:

Unfounded
1
Exonerated
0
Not Sustained
0
Sustained
3

The Richmond Heights Police Department handled 23,146 calls for service in 2014 as compared to 24,279 calls for service in 2013.  This is a decrease of 1,133 calls for service than received in calendar year 2013.

2013 Statistical Summary of Internal Affairs Investigations

A review of the Internal Affairs Complaints and Investigations received during calendar year 2013 revealed there were five (5) complaints/investigations conducted by this police department that totaled eight (8) allegations of officer misconduct. One of the complaints had three (3) allegations of officer misconduct and another complaint had two (2) allegations of officer misconduct.

During the calendar year of 2012 there were no (0) complaints and investigations.  In 2011 there were seven (7) complaints investigated and in the calendar year of 2010 there were seven (7) complaints investigated also.

Below are the divisions of the police department and the number of complaints and investigations that each division received in 2013: 

Division / Unit
Number of Complaints
Administration Division
0
Support Operations
Criminal Investigations Unit
0
Conveyance Unit
0
P.A.C.T. Unit
0
Field Operations
Patrol Division
4
Boulevard Unit
0
Traffic Unit
1
Total
5

An additional breakdown of the fact determination in each of the above Internal Affairs Investigations is as follows:

Unfounded
4
Exonerated
2
Not Sustained
2
Sustained
0

The Richmond Heights Police Department handled 24,279 calls for service in 2013 as compared to 22,622 calls for service in 2012.  This is an increase of 1,657 more calls for service than received in calendar year 2012.  This small number of complaints received reflects a record of professionalism and exemplary service by the police officers of this department.

2012 Statistical Summary of Internal Affairs Investigations

A review of the Internal Affairs Complaints and Investigations received during calendar year 2012 revealed there were no investigations conducted by this police department.

During the calendar year of 2011 there were seven (7) complaints and investigations.  In 2010 there were seven (7) complaints and investigations investigated also. In the calendar year of 2009 there were three (3) complaints and investigations.

Below are the divisions of the police department and the number of complaints and investigations that each division received in 2012:

Division / Unit
Number of Complaints
Administration Division
0
Support Operations
Criminal Investigations Unit
0
Conveyance Unit
0
P.A.C.T. Unit
0
Field Operations
Patrol Division
0
Boulevard Unit
0
Traffic Unit
0
Total
0

An additional breakdown of the fact determination in each of the above Internal Affairs Investigations is as follows:

Unfounded
0
Exonerated
0
Not Sustained
0
Sustained
0

The Richmond Heights Police Department handled 22,622 calls for service in 2012 as compared to 22,363 calls for service in 2011.  This is an increase of 259 more calls for service than received in calendar year 2011. Due to receiving no complaints and investigations concerning the members of the police department, this reflects a record of exemplary service by the police officers of this department.

2011 Statistical Summary of Internal Affairs Investigations

A review of the Internal Affairs Complaints and Investigations received during calendar year 2011 revealed there were seven (7) investigations conducted by this police department. This was the same amount as in calendar year 2010 and five (5) more than investigated in 2009.

These complaints involved nine (9) different police officers. The following is a breakdown of the complaints by Division and Unit:
Division / Unit
Number of Complaints
Administration Division
0
Support Operations
Criminal Investigations Unit
0
Conveyance Unit
0
P.A.C.T. Unit
1
Field Operations
Patrol Division
8
Boulevard Unit
0
Traffic Unit
0
Total
9

 

An additional breakdown of the fact determination in each of the above Internal Affairs Investigations is as follows:

Unfounded
0
Exonerated
0
Not Sustained
3
Sustained
6

 

The Richmond Heights Police Department handled 22,363 calls for service in 2011.  This is 1,614 fewer calls for service than received in calendar year 2010.  It should be noted that of the seven investigations conducted; only two were the result of citizen complaints, which did result in one officer being disciplined.  The other five investigations were initiated by supervisors of the police department and resulted in five officers being disciplined.  The small number of complaints and investigations reflects a record of exemplary service by the police officers of this department.

2010 Statistical Summary of Internal Affairs Investigations

A review of the Internal Affairs Complaints and Investigations received during calendar year 2010 revealed there were seven (7) investigations conducted by this police department. This was five (5) more than in calendar year 2009 and two (2) more than investigated in 2008.

These complaints involved two (2) different police officers. The following is a breakdown of the complaints by Division and Unit:
Division / Unit
Number of Complaints
Administration Division
0
Support Operations
Criminal Investigations Unit
0
Conveyance Unit
0
P.A.C.T. Unit
0
Field Operations
Patrol Division
4
Boulevard Unit
1
Traffic Unit
2
Total
7

 

An additional breakdown of the fact determination in each of the above Internal Affairs Investigations is as follows:

Unfounded
0
Exonerated
1
Not Sustained
2
Sustained
4

 

The Richmond Heights Police Department handled 23,977 calls for service in 2010. This is 455 more calls for service than received in calendar year 2009.

2009 Statistical Summary of Internal Affairs Investigations

A review of the Internal Affairs Complaints and Investigations received during calendar year 2009 revealed there were two (2) investigations conducted by this police department. This was three (3) less than in calendar year 2008 and five (5) less than investigated in 2007.

These complaints involved two (2) different police officers. The following is a breakdown of the complaints by Division and Unit:
Division / Unit
Number of Complaints
Administration Division
0
Support Operations
Criminal Investigations Unit
0
Conveyance Unit
1
P.A.C.T. Unit
0
Field Operations
Patrol Division
1
Boulevard Unit
0
Traffic Unit
0
Total
2

 

An additional breakdown of the fact determination in each of the above Internal Affairs Investigations is as follows:

Unfounded
1
Exonerated
0
Not Sustained
0
Sustained
1

 

The Richmond Heights Police Department handled 23,522 calls for service in 2009. This is 3,296 more calls for service than received in calendar year 2008. The small number of complaints and investigations reflects a record of exemplary service by the police officers of this department.

2008 Statistical Summary of Internal Affairs Investigations

A review of the Internal Affairs Complaints and Investigations received during calendar year 2008 revealed there were five (5) investigations conducted by this police department. This was two less than in calendar year 2007 and one less than investigated in 2006.

These complaints involved seven different police officers. The following is a breakdown of the complaints by Division and Unit:
Division / Unit
Number of Complaints
Administration Division
0
Support Operations
Criminal Investigations Unit
0
Conveyance Unit
1
P.A.C.T. Unit
1
Field Operations
Patrol Division
4
Boulevard Unit
0
Traffic Unit
1
Total
7

 

An additional breakdown of the fact determination in each of the above Internal Affairs Investigations is as follows:

Unfounded
1
Exonerated
2
Not Sustained
1
Sustained
1

 

In reference to the one investigation that was sustained the employee resigned prior to the conclusion of the investigation and took another position in the private sector.

The Richmond Heights Police Department handled 20,226 calls for service in 2008. This is 505 more calls for service than received in calendar year 2007. The small number of complaints and investigations reflects a record of exemplary service by the police officers of this department.