The Chief's Advisory Board was established in 2001 under the
direction of the Chief of Police. The board was created to act as a community resource for the Chief in the formation
of strategies, development of community policing concepts and increasing public awareness. The Chief's Advisory Board
is not a review board of any police action, whether internal or external, but a forum for discussions concerning
community concerns. The Board is driven by the imagination of its members and is intended to be a reflection of the
The rotating membership of the board is comprised of 30 prominent
citizens from throughout the community (29 adults and 1 high school student) who represent a range of interests and
experience. Members are from diverse backgrounds, including business, education, non-profits, public relations, faith
community, political arena and more.
The role of the Board Members shall include (but not be limited to):
Act as a sounding board for the Chief of Police regarding community
needs and concerns, as well as community response to proposed police programs and priorities.
Apprise the Chief of Police directly of the community’s need for
Assist in educating the community at large about the function and
role of the Riverside Police Department.
Attend monthly meetings that are held on the fourth Monday of each
month, at 6:30 p.m. in the Community room at the Riverside Magnolia Police Station.
Be a City of Riverside resident or business owner.
Members are selected by the Chief or Chairperson. Members are
chosen to serve on the advisory board for their professionalism, integrity and commitment to their community. The
Chief's Advisory Board will be lead by the Chief or the Chairperson.
Adult members serve a renewable one-year term, and student
members serve a maximum one-year term. All members serve at the discretion of the Chief of Police or
Members may be removed for cause prior to the end of their term
by a majority vote of the advisory board. In addition, members who, without being excused by a majority of the
remaining board members, fail to attend three consecutive regular meetings may be considered to have vacated
their position and may be replaced.
Application to the Board
Applications may be obtained weekdays at the Riverside Police
Department, or by completing the online application form. Applicants are interviewed and appointed by the Chief
of Police or Chairperson. Applications are accepted year-round and are kept on file for one year. Applicants
should review the role of a board member, attendance and expectations prior to submitting an application.