The R.C.M.P. Richmond Detachment assists in the setting of policy regarding policing for the City, in consultation with City Council, senior staff and community consultation groups. The City sets policing budgets and priorities regarding the policing services for the City. In addition, the City provides the necessary buildings and administrative support staffing.
The R.C.M.P. provides the following services: law enforcement, crime prevention programs, victim services, school liaison programs, and a youth intervention program.