Captain Richmond

Patrol Services Division Captain

Captain Matthew Richmond is currently serving in the role of Interim Policy Chief.

Richmond was promoted to Captain in January of 2023 and to oversee the Patrol Services Division. The Patrol Services Division includes the Lieutenant, Patrol/Community Police Officers, Motor Unit, K-9, Honor Guard, and Reserve Officers. 

Captain Richmond is responsible for staff operating reports and recommendations for changes in policy through policy review. He assists in budget preparation, monitoring and evaluation, purchasing, and other related fiscal matters. He performs personnel management functions including recruiting, selection and discipline. 

The Patrol Captain coordinates various special events including the National Cherry Festival, the Traverse City Film Fest, and Cherry T Ball Drop