Riverside Police Department
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The Riverside Police Department employs 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. For future law enforcement opportunities for qualified individuals capable of meeting the demands and standards of an exciting career in law enforcement, continue to check the Current Job Openings at https://cityjobs.riversideca.gov/hr/.
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 P.O.S.T. Academy. A Police Officer Trainee is an applicant with no prior law enforcement training.
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 P.O.S.T. Academy may be accepted conditionally pending a successful completion of the California Basic P.O.S.T. Academy.
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 California law enforcement agency.
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Application Drop Off:
3900 Main St
Riverside, CA 92501