Riverside Police Department

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Specialized Units

The Riverside Police Department offers a full range of police services and opportunities for career advancement.  Specialized Units for Officers include:

  • Aviation
  • Motors
  • Bike Unit
  • Field Training Officer
  • School Resource Officer
  • Problem Oriented Policing
  • Crime Free Multi-Housing
  • Accident Investigations
  • Gang Task Force
  • Metro (SWAT Team)
  • Snipers
  • Hostage Negotiation Team
  • Patrol
  • K-9 Officer
  • Personnel & Training
  • Youth Court
  • Explosive Ordinance Detail

Promotion to Detective will allow for additional opportunities in specialized career fields.

  • Narcotics
  • Gangs
  • Vice
  • SACA
  • Robbery / Homicide

Detectives also participate in several Inter-agency Federal, State, and Regional Task Forces.

RPD Planning Links
General Information
RPD Recruiters Line:
Officer Cupido - 951-826-5344
Officer Hill - 951-826-5245
RPD Recruiters Email
RPD-Recruiter@RiversideCA.gov - click here to email
City Human Resources:
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