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
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
The Office of the Chief of Police is divided into the
The responsibilities of the Office of the Chief of
The total administration of the department.
Investigation of all misconduct.
Coordination of community programs, public
information and other human relations functions.
Management, coordination and preparation of civil
litigation matters with appropriate legal representative, and the
coordination of on-duty injuries with risk management, labor relations,
personnel training, recruitment and background investigations.
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:
Send E-mail to Chief