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Last Updated: 2010-01-20

In an effort to reach out to the Hispanic/Latino population and develop a more positive relationship with this community, the Richmond Police Department created the position of Hispanic Liaison Officer. The position is currently held by Officer Juan Tejeda, whose primary responsibility is to enhance the relationship between the Richmond Police Department and the Hispanic/Latino Community, in regards to their public safety concerns.

The goal of the Richmond Police Department is to meet the public safety needs of the Hispanic/Latino community while building trust and increasing communication between these two entities. The Hispanic Liaison acts as a conduit between the Police Department and the Hispanic/Latino community. Responsibilities of the Hispanic Liaison include:

  • Promoting community relationships within the Hispanic/Latino community by attending community meetings, workshops, and safety seminars.
  • Recruiting qualified candidates for employment as a police officer with the Richmond Police Department.
  • Recruiting candidates to attend the Richmond Police Departments Hispanic Police Academy
  • Conducting outreach within the Hispanic/Latino community by providing education on Virginia Laws.
  • Educating the Hispanic/Latino business owners of the best business practices in an effort to avert victimization.
  • Assisting the Hispanic/Latino media outlets with written and verbal crime prevention information.
  • Enhancing the Hispanic/Latino community‚Äôs involvement in police programs such as Neighborhood Watch and Business Watch.
  • Providing translation of Spanish for patrol officers and detectives.
  • Assisting patrol officers and detectives when the citizen is a victim of a violent crime.
  • Managing the Spanish Tip Line (804) 239-4209.

You can reach Officer Tejeda by calling (804) 646-0407 or Juan.Tejeda@richmondgov.com. You may also contact the Community Care Unit in Police Headquarters located at 200 W. Grace Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219.

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