Police Department

Richfield Police Department
6700 Portland Avenue South
Richfield, MN 55423

Telephone Numbers

Police Emergencies – 911
Police Dispatch (Non-Emergencies, 24 Hours) - 612-861-9898
Police Administration & Records (Monday - Friday, 8am  to 4:30pm) – 
Duty Supervisor (Sergeant) - 612-861-9833

Staff Contacts

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The Richfield Police Department was established in 1937 and has a proud and distinguished tradition of excellent community service for over 75 years. The mission of the Richfield Police Department is 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.  

I assure you that the men and women of Richfield Public Safety are committed to successfully accomplishing this mission with courage, integrity, hard work, and professionalism. I have been a member of this department since 1990 and have seen many changes; however, there has been one constant throughout our history: outstanding police officers. The men and women of the Richfield Police Department make it one of the finest police departments in the State of Minnesota. They are truly committed to this mission and dedicated to serving the citizens of Richfield.

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Jay Henthorne
Chief of Police


The department has an authorized strength of 46 sworn police officers:

Current Command Structure (2) (1)

Impartial Policing 

The Richfield Police Department works collaboratively with the community and local, state and federal agencies to enforce state laws and local ordinances.  The Richfield Police Department does not have federal jurisdictional authority to enforce federal immigration laws nor has it ever been its practice to do so.  Furthermore, the Richfield Police Department has never, nor does it intend to, ask the status of our community members.  We are, however, obligated by federal law to notify federal authorities in instances where a person being arrested by Richfield police officers, for a violation of state or local laws we are tasked to enforce, has a federal detainer, warrant or alert assigned by a federal authority. (En español)

Commendations or Complaints

To comment on an officer’s good work, contact Deputy Director of Public Safety Mike Flaherty at mflaherty@richfieldmn.gov

To make a formal complaint regarding an officer's conduct, please complete our complaint form (En español)

Police Patch Requests

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.

Gun Permits

Permit to Purchase: Richfield residents may apply to purchase a firearm using this fillable online form. Applicants must bring their completed form and current identification (valid state ID, driver’s license, military ID or passport) to the front desk of our police department (6700 Portland Avenue South Richfield, MN). Our front desk is open Monday - Friday, 8am - 430pm.  

Permit to Carry: All Hennepin County residents requesting a permit to carry must apply with the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office