Riverside Police Department

Police Safety Dispatcher Applicants

The Riverside Police Department is looking for highly motivated individuals whose desire is to become community orientated problem solvers. All police employees are held to the highest standards of professional conduct, which is essential to maintaining the trust of the community they serve. Opportunities are available for qualified individuals capable of meeting the demands and standards of an exciting career in law enforcement.   

There are several employment opportunities within the Riverside Police Department.  Current job openings can be found on the City of Riverside Human Resources website located https://cityjobs.riversideca.gov/hr/.   Only those positions that are currently open will be located under the heading Current Job Openings. 

Applications will only be accepted online. Questions concerning the application submissions will be addressed by the City of Riverside Human Resources Department. The City of Riverside Human Resources Department is located at 3900 Main St, Riverside California 92501. The 24-hour job line number for Human Resources Department is (951) 826-5808.  

Public Safety Dispatcher Trainee 

The Public Safety Dispatcher Trainee serves as the primary link between the public and the emergency services for police, fire and medical aid.  Dispatchers are expected to receive emergency and non-emergency calls from the public for the Police and Fire departments, as well as emergency calls for other City departments.  Each call is evaluated and the appropriate response of city personnel and equipment is initiated.  Dispatchers must maintain contact with field units and accurately record their status.  Evaluations and decisions are frequently made on an independent basis with after-the-fact supervisory review.  Most work is accomplished using a Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system.  Responsibilities also include using the NCIC/CJIS systems, maintaining written radio logs or other records, and related duties as assigned.  The public safety dispatcher trainee is expected to complete the training program in 9-12 months and consistently demonstrate the skills learned prior to completing probation.

Public Safety Dispatcher Lateral

The Public Safety Dispatcher serves as the primary link between the public and the emergency services for police, fire and medical aid.  Dispatchers are expected to receive emergency and non-emergency calls from the public for the Police and Fire departments, as well as emergency calls for other City departments.  Each call is evaluated and the appropriate response of city personnel and equipment is initiated.  Dispatchers must maintain contact with field units and accurately record their status.  Evaluations and decisions are frequently made on an independent basis with after-the-fact supervisory review.  Most work is accomplished using a Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system.  Responsibilities also include using the NCIC/CJIS systems, maintaining written radio logs or other records, and related duties as assigned.  A Public Safety Dispatcher Lateral must have six months recent experience (within the last three years) in police/fire/military emergency vehicle dispatching.
RPD Employment Links
General Information
RPD Recruiting Line:
1-866-WORKRPD
or click here to email
City Human Resources:
(951)826-5808
Application Drop Off:
3900 Main St
Riverside, CA 92501

For Non-Emergencies
Call 951-354-2007
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