City Opens New Richmond Police Department Canine Training Facility

On Jan. 14, Mayor Dwight C.  Jones and Chief Alfred Durham cut the ribbon on the brand new, nearly 4,000 square foot, Richmond Police Canine Training and Community Complex. This new, state of the art, facility replaces a 1,000 square foot building that was more than 50 years old.

The new Richmond Police Canine Training and Community Complex includes:
  • 2,752 square feet of Administrative space
  • 1,242 square feet of Kennel space
  • Community training room
  • Indoor/outdoor kennels
  • Climate control kennel space
  • Power generator
  • Dog exam room
  • K9 officer monument
  • Fitness room
  • Locker rooms
The new complex was designed to be environmentally sensitive by using recycled materials, a energy efficient HVAC system, enhanced stormwater design, and skylights.

"I want to take a moment to thank all of the men, women, and canines of the Richmond Police Department for the hard work they perform each and every day. Congratulations on this new facility and may it exceed our expectations of enhancing your already strong relationship with the Richmond Community," said Mayor Jones.