The City of Riverside is looking for qualified men and women
to fill current vacancies within the department. Opportunities are
available for special individuals capable of meeting the demands of an exciting
career in law enforcement.
Becoming a member of the Riverside Police Department gives
you the opportunity to be part of one of the most respected agencies in the
The Riverside Police Department is recognized world wide
for it's innovation and leadership in law enforcement. The department has
developed procedures and tactics which have become the standard for many other
Riverside is looking for men and women who can meet the
multi-faceted challenges of a law enforcement career and contribute to the
department's long standing tradition of teamwork, professionalism and pride.
It takes a special person to join the ranks of the
Riverside Police Department. A tremendous amount of responsibility and
trust is invested in each member of our department.
To take part in one of the above
listed testing schedules, please submit an application with the City of
Riverside's Human Resources department prior to the listed application
date. For more information, please contact Human Resources or the
Riverside Police Department's Personnel and Training Division at (866)
physical agility test, designed to test for
a minimum level of fitness, is required of all police applicants. For more information about the
Physical Agility test, view the Physical Agility Test Video.
Representatives from the department will be present at the
above location(s) to answer any questions you may have regarding employment with
the Riverside Police Department.
Your career should provide a challenge,
an opportunity to prove yourself.
It should instill confidence -
a powerful ally in breaking new ground.
It should be flexible, offer
diversity and provide tangible results.
The City of Riverside was founded in 1870 as a citrus and
agricultural community. In over 130 years the city has grown into a
commercial and industrial center yet has retained the spirit and beauty of its
agricultural roots. Today, Riverside is the county seat of on of the
fastest growing and vibrant areas in the country. Centrally located within
a short driving distance of the mountains, desert, and coastal areas of Southern
California, Riverside offers a relaxed and safe lifestyle for you and your
Riverside has a population of over 244,000 people spread
over an area of approximately 100 square miles. An excellent school system including
three major universities and one community college, along with numerous parks,
offer a wide range of opportunities for education and recreation. All
areas of the city can be reached through the extensive public transit system,
and the two Metro-link terminals offer easy access to the Los Angeles areas and
the beaches of Orange county.
Riverside is proud of its rich history including the
Parent Navel orange tree, which was the genesis of the Southern California
citrus industry, and the Mission Inn, an unique architectural attraction that is
a state historic building and still operates as a working hotel. Numerous
shopping centers, the state's larges auto center, and the convention center help
to provide a solid tax base. Residential neighborhoods nestled among
tree-lined streets offer affordable housing and a pleasant style of living.
Riverside is a city proud of its history but stepping
boldly into the next century. A chartered city run by a city manager and
the city council, Riverside offers diversity, challenge, security, and
opportunities for the future.
Riverside Police Officers have the opportunity to
participate and train in the following disciplines:
||School Resource Officer
Civilian personnel have opportunities to participate in
the following areas:
To take the first step towards becoming
a Riverside Police Officer, please follow the link below to Employment
Opportunities. You may also telephone (866) Work-RPD. A representative
from the department will contact you soon.