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.


The Office of the Chief of Police is divided into the following sections:

The responsibilities of the Office of the Chief of Police include:

The total administration of the department.

The Riverside Police Department is open to review and is strictly accountable for its conduct.  Police employees are expected to maintain themselves in a manner consistent with a standard of professionalism necessary to ensure safety in the community. The Internal Affairs division is responsible for the investigation of allegations of police officer misconduct within the department. For more information regarding Personnel Conduct Reporting procedure:


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