Riverside Police Department

RPD Community Policing

Community Services Bureau

Citizen Academy


SELECTION PROCEDURE

Citizen Academy participants are selected through an application process that includes a limited background check. Candidates for the Riverside Police Department Citizen Academy must meet the following criteria:

  • Live or work within the City of Riverside
  • No felony convictions
  • No misdemeanor convictions involving violence or moral turpitude
  • No outstanding arrest warrants
  • No pending criminal charges
  • No prior termination from any police program
  • Must be honest and truthful on the application
  • Must sign a waiver for personal injury form
  • Must be able to commit to an 10 week program that involves meeting for three hours per session one night per week
  • Minimum age of 18 years old

Class size is limited to 40 students. All qualified applicants will be retained and considered for future classes. Attendance in a minimum of 8 classes is required for graduation.

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