(Richmond, IN)--Reid Health is transitioning from having just a Security Department to having a full-blown, state-recognized police department. Reid said in a statement Tuesday that the new police department will reduce the burden on other law enforcement agencies. The Richmond Police Department responded to Reid almost 900 times in 2018. Officers will have full arresting authority. The 25-member security team is currently working on the transition. When it’s complete, Reid’s police department will immediately become the third largest in Wayne County.