2021 “Holiday Lights” Food Drive December 17, 18, 19, & 20

Calling all neighbors! Many of our neighbors put up beautiful lighting displays in their yard for the Holiday Season for all of us to enjoy! So join your neighbors in the spirit of the season to help restock the Richardson Network of Community Ministries. Look out for  “voting boxes” to place non-perishable canned & boxed food items at some of the most festive homes. One food item = one vote and “stuffing” the voting box is allowed!  All “voting boxes” & signs will be picked up on Tuesday, December 21st.

Last year nearly 1,334 lbs. of food was collected and we would LOVE to collect more this year! Due to the continuing pandemic, the need is much greater than ever before. All residents are welcome to participate. The participant in the “Holiday Lights” contest who collects the most food items will receive a $25.00 gift credit from Calloway’s Nursery and a 30% discount during your birthday month!  A Win-Win situation! Last year, we had 2 winners with the same number of food items collected!!! Winner(s) will be posted under Announcements, Nextdoor & Facebook by December 25th.

So be sure to tell your neighbors, friends, co-workers and family about this fun and helpful cause for the families in need during this holiday season. As they drive around the neighborhood to enjoy the lighting displays, they can “VOTE” many, many times.  Let’s brighten the holidays with your generosity for people in need by participating or donating food items.

At the following volunteers’ collection sites , results are as follows:

1207 N. Waterview Dr. – Carano – 217

823 Fontana Ave. – Tabor – 96

707 Melrose Dr. Halff – 100

823 Melrose Dr. Meredith – 92

800 Edgefield Dr. – Mora – 614 (WINNER)

1304 Wisteria Way – Neher – 371

909 Redwood Dr. – Malcom – 93

901 Wateka Way – Marshall – 91

Thanks to all the fantastic volunteers AND the wonderful & generous neighbors and friends who donated food items ! The number of items collected was 1,674 and weighed 1,114 LBS! The Richardson Network is so appreciative! Many people of our community will have needed food for the holidays!

GHNA Board wishes all a Merry Christmas with many Blessings and a Wonderful Healthy & Happy 2022 🙂

Citizen Police Academy

It’s time to apply for our next Citizen Police Academy (CPA) that begins on February 1, 2022. This is one of the best opportunities to learn about the Department while getting to know the men and woman that serve Richardson. To learn more and apply visit https://www.richardsonpolice.net/…/citizen-police-academy

The Citizen Police Academy (CPA) is a 45-hour academic course designed to give Richardson citizens a working knowledge of the Richardson Police Department. Classes are designed to be interactive and fun with an emphasis on team building. During this time, students will participate in a mock SWAT raid, test their skills on the Department’s driving course and have the opportunity to fire police weapons. The goal of the CPA is to strengthen the partnership that has been forged between the police and the community which it serves. It allows citizens a view of the inner workings of the Police Department, in an academic environment where ideas are openly exchanged in an effort to increase community solidarity. It provides the Department an opportunity to be more aware of individual concerns and perceptions so we may be more responsive to future community needs. For further information or if you have questions, please contact Community Relations at 972-744-4955.

* CPA is restricted to those individuals who live or work in the City of Richardson


  • Minimum 21 years old
  • 16 week academy— beginning the first Tuesday of February
  • Class times-6:30PM—9:30PM
  • No cost to participants
  • Academy class size limited to 20 participants
  • Only one academy per year
  • Requires one Saturday class for the ever popular Drive-n-Shoot
  • Graduation ceremony held during the final week
  • Individuals not selected will need to submit a new application for consideration in a future academy
  • Dinner is provided by the police department and is served from 6:00pm-6:30pm. 

 Additional Topics Covered:

  • Departmental Philosophy
  • Recruitment/Training
  • Narcotics
  • Criminal Investigations

If you wish to speak with someone about the program, call our Community Relations Unit at 972-744-4955.

Greenwood Hills Neighborhood Association Annual Board Meeting

Calling all Greenwood Hills neighbors! Your Greenwood Hills Neighborhood Association is hosting our annual board meeting on June 6th at the pavilion in Woodland Park. Please come meet your board and learn about what is in store for this year. Bring the whole family and get to know your neighbors!

Did I mention ICE CREAM? Tongue In Cheek will be there!

We are looking forward to seeing you on June 6 at 4:40pm. The meeting will begin promptly at 4:40 and Ice Cream will arrive at 5pm.