Richardson Police Chief Gary Tittle gave his department’s 2023 End of Year Review at Monday’s City Council work session. The review gave a comprehensive look at the department both inside and out, including a look at new initiatives that enhance staff wellness; equipment upgrades and crime lab accomplishments, community engagement activities, and Richardson crime statistics.  


  • Overall violent crime decreased by more than 10 percent in 2023 from 2022 and total property crimes decreased by almost 17 percent. Of note, theft of vehicle parts was down by more than 58 percent due in part to a combination of things including a task force operation, state legislation and a City ordinance passed in October 2022 to combat catalytic converter thefts. 
  • Since last fall, 911 dispatch positions have been completely filled and available sworn police officer positions have been filled by 50 percent. 
  • The Crisis Intervention Team, a partnership with Methodist Richardson Medical Center that assists police on service calls involving mental health issues, made 96 home visits in 2023 and provided 213 resources to individuals. 

Monday’s presentation: Click here