Riverside Police Department
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Central Investigations Bureau
Does the Police Department have it's own
The Riverside Police Department maintains a Technical Services
Unit, which provides specialized support to address unusual
hazards to the community. In addition to being certified Bomb
Technicians, members of the Unit are also Hazardous Materials
Specialists. They respond to incidents involving bombs and
explosives, clandestine laboratories, biological pathogens, and
Why doesn't the Police Department do
anything about prostitution?
The Riverside Police Department Vice Unit is
tasked with enforcement of prostitution laws. Members of the unit
make multiple prostitution arrests on a weekly basis. While
prostitution occurs around the clock, Vice detectives are limited
in their hours of deployment. Periodically, Vice conducts "sting"
operations with other units, such as the POP Team, and UNET.
Programs target both the supply side and the consumers,
concentrating on areas of highest identified prostitution
In addition to enforcing prostitution laws, Vice detectives are
also responsible for enforcement relating to lewd conduct in
public places, display and distribution of harmful matter, alcohol
laws, and illegal gambling. They also administer regulatory and
enforcement requirements of the Riverside Municipal Code relating
to Bingo, Adult Entertainment, Massage, and Fortunetelling.
Who do I call to report sales of alcohol to
Specific incidents can be reported to the
Police Department as a routine request for service. Persistent
issues, or reports of already occurred violations may be reported
to the Vice Unit (951-353-7206), the California Department of
Alcoholic Beverage Control (951-782-4400), or your neighborhood's
Problem Oriented Policing Team officer (951-353-7200).
Chief of Police Sergio G. Diaz
10540 Magnolia Ave. #B
Riverside, CA 92505
Printed from: http://riversideca.gov/rpd/GenInvest/SIB_FAQ.asp