Police Officer 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
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 at
Only those positions that are currently open will be
located under the heading Current Job Openings.
Applications will be accepted online or at
the City of Riverside
Human Resources Department which is
located at 3900 Main St,
The 24-hour job line number is (951) 826-5808.
Police Officer Trainee
Those applicants not meeting the minimum
qualifications for Lateral / Entry Police Officer may be hired
as Police Officer Trainee until successful completion of a California Basic
Academy. A Police
Officer Trainee is an entry level Applicant.
Police Officer Entry
A Police Officer Entry applicant must have
completed a California Basic P.O.S.T.
Academy or have been employed as a
full-time sworn peace officer with a State of California law enforcement agency.
Those Applicants currently enrolled in a California Basic
may be accepted conditionally pending a successful completion of
the California Basic P.O.S.T.
Police Officer Lateral
A Police Officer Lateral applicant must
have completed a California Basic P.O.S.T.
Academy and must currently be employed
as a Police Officer, Deputy Sheriff or related Law Enforcement
Officer with a State of
law enforcement agency.