Riverside Police Department

Salary and Benefits Police Officer

Salary:

  • Academy pay is $4558 per month.
  • Police Officer, starting step 1 salary $5242
  • Police Officer, ending step 6 salary $ 6690
  • Lateral police officer salary determined by experience, training and education.

Benefits:

  • 4 day work week, 10 hours a day
  • Retirement for Current Members - For employees hired after 1/1/2013 who are CURRENT MEMBERS of California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) or a reciprocal agency as of 12/31/12 and have not been separated from service from such agency for six months or more, the retirement benefit shall 3% at age 50; 3 year final compensation. The required employee contribution is 9%. The City does not participate in Social Security; thus, employees do not bear this additional 6.2% expense.
  • Retirement for New Members - For employees hired 1/1/2013 or later and who ARE NOT a member of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) or a reciprocal agency as of 12/31/12, or those who have been separated from a public agency which contracts with CalPERS or a reciprocal agency for six months or more, the retirement benefit shall be 2.7% at age 57; 3 year final compensation. The required employee contribution is 9%. The City does not participate in Social Security; thus, employees do not bear this additional 6.2% expense.
  • Health Insurance - The City offers seven health insurance plans and three dental plans and contributes up to $1,122 per month for employee and dependent coverage.
  • Vision Insurance - The City provides vision coverage through Vision Service Plan (VSP) for employees and their dependents that are enrolled in medical coverage.
  • Life Insurance - The City provides and pays for term life insurance up to $6,000.
  • Deferred Compensation - The City offers optional participation in the deferred compensation plan.
  • Leave Benefits - Includes vacation leave, sick leave, bereavement leave, and holiday benefits.
  • Flexible Spending Account - The City offers a Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Plan for optional participation.
  • Long Term Disability - Employees may enroll in the LTD plan through their employee association.
  • Uniforms and Equipment supplied by the department
  •  7% additional pay for Intermediate POST Certificate Pay
  • 12.5% additional pay for Advanced POST Certificate Pay
  •  3% additional pay for Motor Officers
  •  3% additional pay for Bilingual Officers
  •  3% additional pay for Metro Officers (full time SWAT)
  • 1.5% additional pay for Collateral Metro Officers (SWAT, Snipers, and Hostage Negotiations
  •  Shift Differential / 5 years of service Swing Shift $288 / Graveyard $384
  •  For additional benefits information, please visit the benefits website: www.riversideca.gov/human/benefits.

The Riverside Police Department is dedicated to hiring only those individuals who meet the highest of professional standards with a commitment to serving all members of their community with sensitivity, empathy, and impartiality.

RPD Salary and Benefits
General Information
RPD Recruiting Line:
1-866-WORKRPD
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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