Riverside Police Department

Records Bureau

Telephone Report Writing Unit The Riverside Police Department's Records Bureau.

This unit is staffed with civilian personnel who are available for handling non-emergency police reports over the phone. The Telephone Reporting unit can be reached by calling 951-826-5314.

Effective 9/12/14, the Telephone Reporting Unit will no longer be available to make non-emergency reports. However, our public counters at 4102 Orange St. and 10540 Magnolia Ave. (Suite B) will still be available during regular business hours (8AM-5PM), Monday - Friday). For a list of Front Counter services please click HERE. If you have an emergency - call 9-1-1.

As another option, please refer to our online reporting system www.rpdonline.org/report to see if your report is available for online reporting. This system is available 24-hours a day but is limited in the types of reports taken. This system is available for non-emergency property crimes in which can be easily submitted at your convenience.

For further information on how to report a crime please see our Communications page at www.rpdonline.org/communication.

Front Counters

We now have two operational front counters staffed with Police Records Specialists to assist the public. The stations are located at 4102 Orange St, Riverside, CA 92501 and 10540 Magnolia Ave. Ste B, Riverside, CA 92505.

Public counter services include:

  • Writing non-emergency police reports
  • Inspecting and signing off vehicle correction citations

  • Releasing stored vehicles to registered owners

  • Releasing copies of reports to authorized persons

  • Assisting citizens with their concerns

Reports that may be filed in person at the Front Counter, or over the telephone, include:

  • Court Order violations

  • Residential and vehicle burglaries where the following criteria is met:

    • No suspect information

    • No evidence exists

    • Value of less than $10,000

  • Petty Theft - Value less than $950

  • Grand Theft - Value greater than $950 but limited to $10,000

  • Rental Vehicle Embezzlements - Front Counter only and must bring all available paperwork

  • False Impersonations - (only handled at 4102 Orange St.)

  • Defrauding an Innkeeper - Food/Restaurants only

  • Runaway reports

  • Missing person reports

  • Shoplifting - No one in custody

  • Vandalisms / Tagging

  • Annoying / Harassing telephone calls

  • Vehicle Tampering

  • Non-Injury hit and run collisions - Front Counter Only

  • Lost or Found Property

  • Threats where there is no immediate danger or against government officials, or domestic violence

  • Suspicious circumstances - documentation of non-crimes

The Police Records Specialists also enter data relevant to missing persons, stolen vehicles, or restraining orders into the California Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (CLETS). Further, Police Record Specialists process payments for Livescan fingerprinting services, licenses, and permits. 

Chief of Police Sergio G. Diaz

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Records Information
General Information Phone:
Telephone Reporting Unit:


4102 Orange St
Riverside, CA 92501

10540 Magnolia Av
Riverside, CA 92505
Station Hours:

Mon - Fri 8:00am - 5:00pm
Closed Weekends and Holidays
For Non-Emergencies
Call 951-354-2007

Printed from: http://www.riversideca.gov/rpd/MngtSvs/rcdefault.asp
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