JOIN RIVERSIDE POLICE DEPARTMENT

The Riverside Police Department is dedicated to improving the quality of life by creating a safe environment in partnership with the people we serve.
We act with integrity and grit to reduce fear and crime, while treating all with respect, compassion, and fairness.

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MESSAGE FROM THE CHIEF

It is the priority of the Department to promote continued education to maximize training opportunities for our officers, command staff, and civilian employees. Technical advancements and the ongoing development of comprehensive data collection programs are also essential for the most efficient delivery of services, improved public safety, and departmental accountability.

With a renewed commitment to excellence and a focus on state of the art technology, the Riverside Police Department plans to be well prepared to meet the challenges ahead.

It is the intention of this department not only to provide the reactive services necessary to ensure public safety but also to commit to providing the proactive services that will enhance the unity within our community.
By listening to our collective voices, both internally and externally, the Riverside Police Department and the citizens of Riverside will build bridges of trust that encourage mutual respect and positive change in the 21st Century.

WHY RIVERSIDE PD

Because you should be working at a police department where your ideas are embraced, your knowledge is respected, and you enjoy some of the best benefits in the profession.

POLICE OFFICER ENTRY & LATERAL $86,034 - $139,231


The Riverside Police Department provides excellent benefits including medical, vision, dental insurance,
PERS retirement, and deferred compensation plans as well as additional incentives includes:


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3% Bilingual Pay

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3% Full-Time SWAT Pay

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3% Motor Pay

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10% Intermediate POST Pay

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15% Advanced POST Pay

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1.5% Collateral SWAT, Sniper, Hostage Negotiator PAY

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Swing Shift Pay: $288/mo.

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Graveyard Shift Pay: $384/mo.

Riverside Police Department Offers A Variety Of Assignments In Four Main Divisions:

Field Operations

  • Patrol
  • Field Training Officer (FTO)
  • Bicycle Patrol
  • Traffic
  • Motors
  • Accident Investigation
  • K-9
  • Bomb Squad (TSU)

Investigations Bureau

  • Robbery / Homicide Unit
  • Sexual Assault – Child Abuse Unit
  • Domestic Violence Unit
  • Narcotics Unit
  • Vice Unit
  • Gang / Graffiti Unit
  • Economic Crimes Unit
  • Multi-Agency Task Forces (IVCSTF, RCFL,CRTF,HIDTA,INCA,GIT, RCCET)

Special Operations

  • Aviation
  • METRO Unit (SWAT)
  • Post-Release Accountability and Compliance Team (PACT)
  • School Resource Officer (SRO)
  • Problem Oriented Policing (POP)
  • Public Safety Engagement Team (PSET)
  • Property Crimes Unit
  • Grand Theft Auto Unit
  • Downtown Entertainment District Unit (DED)

Support Services

  • Range Master
  • Personnel & Training
  • Youth Court
  • Community Services Bureau (CSB)
  • Police Explorers
  • Public Information Officer
  • Crime Free Multi Housing