Thursday, April 2, 2015

RPD’s Warrants & Information Services Unit to Move

April 1, 2015

The Richmond Police Department’s Warrants & Information Services Unit will soon be relocated from police headquarters, 200 West Grace Street to the Richmond City Justice Center, 1701 Fairfield Way. The move, which will take place in early May, will complete a plan to consolidate several aspects of criminal justice services at the Justice Center.

”Having many elements of the criminal justice system in one place will make it more efficient,” said Chief Alfred Durham. “It will be helpful to both citizens and police officers to be able to access these services at one location.”

The Warrants & Information Services Unit supports RPD officers with timely updates on warrants and other database information.
Last month, the Richmond Magistrate’s Office and the city’s lock-up were moved to the Justice Center. The Magistrate’s Office had been located in police headquarters and the lock-up had been located in the former public safety building, 501 North Ninth Street. The lock-up is where people who have been arrested are processed before entering the Justice Center or are released from custody.

Starting Monday, May 4, 2015, once the Warrants & Information Services Unit is moved, the hours of operation at police headquarters will change from 24/7 to 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

“When headquarters is closed, we encourage people who want to make a police report, speak to a police officer or have a public safety-related inquiry to go to any of the four police precincts,” said Chief Durham. “They are open 24/7. It doesn’t matter which precinct. There is someone there to help.”

·         First Precinct            501 Q Street                     (804) 646-3602

·         Second Precinct      177 E. Belt Blvd.               (804) 646-8093

·         Third Precinct          301 S. Meadow St.            (804) 646-1412

·         Fourth Precinct        2219 Chamberlayne Ave. (804) 646-4105

After-hours, a telephone handset and wall-mounted camera at the front door of headquarters will provide a two-way audio-video link to the Department of Emergency Communications, allowing visitors to speak to a communications officer.

The Public Records Unit, which provides copies of police reports and takes fingerprints, will remain at police headquarters.