The Chief's Advisory Board was established in 2001 under the direction of the Chief of Police. The board was created to act as a community resource for the Chief in the formation of strategies, development of community policing concepts and increasing public awareness. The Chief's Advisory Board is not a review board of any police action, whether internal or external, but a forum for discussions concerning community concerns. The Board is driven by the imagination of its members and is intended to be a reflection of the community's viewpoints.

The rotating membership of the board is comprised of 30 prominent citizens from throughout the community (29 adults and 1 high school student) who represent a range of interests and experience. Members are from diverse backgrounds, including business, education, non-profits, public relations, faith community, political arena and more.

The role of the Board Members shall include (but not be limited to):

Member Selection

Members are selected by the Chief or Chairperson. Members are chosen to serve on the advisory board for their professionalism, integrity and commitment to their community. The Chief's Advisory Board will be lead by the Chief or the Chairperson.

Adult members serve a renewable one-year term, and student members serve a maximum one-year term. All members serve at the discretion of the Chief of Police or Chairperson.

Members may be removed for cause prior to the end of their term by a majority vote of the advisory board. In addition, members who, without being excused by a majority of the remaining board members, fail to attend three consecutive regular meetings may be considered to have vacated their position and may be replaced.

Application to the Board

Applications may be obtained weekdays at the Riverside Police Department, or by completing the online application form. Applicants are interviewed and appointed by the Chief of Police or Chairperson. Applications are accepted year-round and are kept on file for one year. Applicants should review the role of a board member, attendance and expectations prior to submitting an application.

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How did you hear about the Chief's Advisory Board?
Briefly explain your interest in serving on the Chief's Advisory Board:
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Have you ever been arrested and/or convicted of a crime?
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As an applicant for the Riverside Police Department Chief’s Advisory Board, I hereby authorize the Riverside Police Department to conduct a criminal history background investigation. I understand that this criminal history check is being conducted due to the sensitivity and confidentiality of the Chief’s Advisory Board.

I understand that by applying for this position as a volunteer member, I will devote the time necessary. I also understand that all available police and criminal records will be checked and that the information will be used in determining eligibility of applicants, when positions become available for the Chief’s Advisory Board.

By clicking "Submit", you are confirming that all the information listed in the application is true and correct, UNDER PENALTY OF PERJURY. All submissions are logged and their IP address recorded. Applications are processed on a first come, first served, basis. Submittal of an application is not a guarantee of acceptance into the Neighborhood Watch Academy program. For more information, please contact the Office of the Chief of Police at (951) 826-5940.

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